The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has allocated a substantial amount of Rs.100 crore to the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) for the revitalization and rehabilitation of housing units constructed under the auspices of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) and the Valmiki Ambedkar Awas Yojana (VAMBAY) initiatives.
During a recent meeting, elected representatives from the Hyderabad region brought to the attention of Minister for IT, Industries, and Urban Development K.T. Rama Rao the deteriorating conditions of homes in JNNURM and VAMBAY colonies. These concerns were mainly focused on localities such as Jangammet and Bandlaguda. Additionally, they highlighted the financial hardships faced by underprivileged families, who found it challenging to bear the expenses required for restoring these dwellings.
Minister Rama Rao promptly escalated the matter to Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao in response to these pressing issues. Subsequently, Chief Minister Rao directed the HMDA to allocate Rs100 crore to facilitate the necessary repairs and renovations.
Furthermore, Minister Rama Rao emphasized the State government's commitment to housing initiatives, citing a substantial investment of Rs.9,100 crore to construct double-bedroom dignity homes in Hyderabad. These homes are intended to be free of charge to disadvantaged urban populations, and the government expressed its readiness to allocate additional funds if required for housing projects.