Housing colony to be constructed at Krishnanagar in Shimla

Shimla/March 1
Housing Colonies and Community Centre will be constructed at Krishna Nagar in Shimla as Government of India has given clearance to the project under Rajiv Awas Yojna.
Disclosing this, Housing and Urban Development Minister, Sudhir Sharma said that the Rs 34.10 crore has been allotted to construct as many as 300 houses and a Community Centre with modern facilities like dispensary, old-age care home, library, community hall and solar lighting and heating system etc.
Sudhir Sharma further stated that four sites had been identified in Krishna Nagar for implementation of this project. “In all 300 houses would be constructed out of which 224 would be for needy persons whereas 76 houses would be on rental basis and state government will also implement Rajiv Awas Yojna in Nagar Parishads and Nagar Panchayats for providing better housing and other facilities to the slum dwellers,” Sharma said.
He further added that cases had been reported wherein builders had started construction work at various places in the state without getting Essentiality Certificate and permission from Town and Country Planning. The state government was serious on this issue and directions had been given to the department to enquire into such cases and strict action to be initiated against defaulters. Sharma also thanked the Union Housing and Poverty Alleviation Minister Ajay Maken for approving this project.