APTIDCO To Deliver 9560 Houses North Andhra Districts: Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram & Srikakulam
Andhra Pradesh Township and Infrastructure Development Corporation (APTIDCO) will deliver 9560 houses North Andhra districts – Visakhapatnam, Vizianagaram and Srikakulam in the next one year. The state government has allocated a Budget of Rs 510 crore to the nodal agency for the construction of Economically Weaker Section (EWS) houses in nine urban areas of the three districts. All the houses will be ready to occupy by the end of next December, APTIDCO managing director told.
Initially, the state has planned 4,780 houses in five locations – Satyanarayanapuram, Parawada, Raticheruvu, Aganampudi and Chinamushidiwada of Visakhapatnam district. However, it has dropped 660 houses to be built in uneven and hillock areas of the district.
It has proposed 4,160 houses at two locations – Saripalli and Sonia Nagar in Vizianagaram district and 1,280 houses at Patrunivalasa in Srikakulam district. Work has started in several areas though the authority faced some delay in clearing the site at Sonia Nagar in Vizianagaram.
Ground plus three (G+3) houses will be constructed using monolithic construction technology, using a single structure for filling the homogeneous concrete material. The shear wall technology is being imported from South Korea and Malaysia.
This technology will help completing construction of walls and slab in five days. Later, the same structure can be used to build another house. With this, the rooms will be stronger and more spacious when compared to the conventional construction technology.
According to APTIDCO officials, the EWS houses will be constructed in 300 sq ft, 365, 430 sq ft in G+3 model under Affordable Housing Programme (AHP), a part of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) – Housing for All scheme in urban areas.
APTIDCO is the nodal agency only for the construction of the urban housing. The municipality will identify the beneficiaries. While the Central government provides a subsidy (CLSS) of Rs 1.5 lakh, the state government offers subsidy of another Rs 1.5 lakh. Banks will give loan for the rest of the amount other than the beneficiary contribution.
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