Centre committed to in-situ redevelopment of slums: Puri
NEW DELHI: Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.
Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri reiterated the Centre’s commitment for in-situ redevelopment of slum areas in the city to achieve the vision of housing for all.
He was speaking while laying the foundation stone for the in-situ redevelopment project at Kathputli Colony in the presence of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.
Puri stated that at Kathputli Colony it would not only be a slum redevelopment project, but also rekindle hope and trust between the state and similarly placed citizens in other slums. He further said this redevelopment project, which was conceived way back in 2009, was finally seeing the light of the day and would provide clean, well-planned and habitable units together with adequate social infrastructure to the people of Kathputli Colony.
The minister said this was one of the first redevelopment projects under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. As per the agreement with the private partner in the project, the developer has to construct 2,800 EWS houses and in the interim provide transit camp with 2,800 porta cabin dwelling units and other amenities for jhuggi dwellers.
The developer will meet his cost through building and disposing of freehold flats and commercial built up area equivalent to 10 per cent of EWS floor area ratio on lease hold basis.
Apart from the residential units, the project involves provision of community facilities in an area of 0.25 acre, which include heritage, exhibition museum, kaushal kala vikas kendra, multipurpose hall, basti vikas kendra, health centre, shishu vatika, amphitheater, essential retail outlets, police post, religious site, selling booths, weekly market, art and craft, children’s park and area for marriage ceremonies. Thus, it will be a self-sufficient unit with all the facilities available to the residents within their vicinity.
The cost involved per dwelling unit is Rs 1,12,000 and Rs 30,000 for maintenance for five years.
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