Nagpur Improvement Trust to Construct Affordable Houses Jaitala Wanjri
Affordable Houses Jaitala Wanjri: In a major step to make the dream of affordable housing a reality, Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) has decided to change the user of lands at Mouza Bharatwada-Punapur, Mouza Wanjri in Eastern part of the city and Mouza Jaitala in South West Nagpur. NIT plans to construct flats for Low Income Group (LIG) at Wanjri for the families whose income is between Rs 3 and Rs 6 lakh per year.
NIT and NMC had identified 143 hectare open land to create affordable housing pool in next four years and NIT has been made nodal agency for affordable housing in Nagpur urban agglomerate. NIT has received 16,000 online applications under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). NMC and NIT have decided to construct around 50,000 houses for needy and poor people in Nagpur. Recently, Chief Minister has given a target of 25,000 houses to NIT.
In the board meeting of NIT held on Friday, a decision was taken for affordable houses Jaitala Wanjri to change the reservation of lands at Bharatwada-Punapur, Wanjri and Jaitala under section 37 of the MRTP Act to facilitate construction of affordable housing project. Since Wanjri and Jaitala area falls under the jurisdiction of Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC), further action to change the permissible user will done by NMC as planning authority.
While for Bharatwada-Punapur, NIT is the planning authority and hence NIT will take necessary action under section 37 of MRTP. NIT has also decided to scrap lease granted to 111 brick makers. The land has been allocated to them for brick manufacturing. but now the reservation has been changed to housing and NIT Board approved this change on Friday.
State Government has already allocated 3.82 hectare prime land at Wathoda and Sakkardara to Nagpur Improvement Trust for affordable housing scheme for homeless persons. At Wathoda, 2.40 hectare land and at Sakkardara 1.42 hectare land has been transferred to NIT by the Urban Development department from the retainable land accrued to the Government out of surplus land declared under Urban Land Ceiling (ULC) Act. A model flat scheme is ready near Nandanvan where construction cost has been reduced drastically by using fly-ash brick and other novel techniques without compromising on quality.
This will bring down the cost of construction to merely Rs 1,000 per sq ft. NIT has planned to create a pool of at least 10,000 flats for low income and middle income groups and sought more ULC land from the district administration. Since the land has been transferred to NIT as per terms, condition and rates as per GR dated February 16, 1985, the land cost is quite negligible and NIT can provide houses to economically weaker sections for a very reasonable sum.
This drive will also help in rationalising the rates of realty market, experts feel. Since, the NMC, NIT and even MHADA are going to construct a large number of affordable houses, it will definitely have cascading effect on artificially jacked up realty rates, the experts stated.
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