Haryana government on Thursday gave its approval to develop Sirsa, Ambala, Rohtak and Yamunanagar as slum free cities under Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY).
Haryana’s Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda have approval for the pilot project after a meeting with the officials of State Level Approval and Monitoring Committee of Rajiv Awas Yojna.
“Under the scheme, as many as 3862 multi-storey houses will be constructed in Sirsa, Ambala and Rohtak while the number of houses to be constructed at Yamunanagar has not been finalized yet,” said a Haryana government spokesperson.
The spokesperson said that the total cost of this project will be Rs 311.09 crore out of which Rs 95 crore will be spent for the construction of 2144 houses at Sirsa, Rs 95.89 crore for the construction of 1518 houses at Rohtak, Rs 59.83 crore for construction of 200 houses at Ambala and Rs 60.37 crore will be spent on construction of these dwelling units at Yamunanagar.
“Maximum number of houses would be constructed in Sirsa city in the first phase of the scheme and these multi-storey houses will be built by Haryana Housing Board at Sirsa,” he said, adding that the funds for these project will be borne by Government of India, State Government and concerned Municipalities for developing the infrastructure facilities.
The spokesperson added that the beneficiaries of the scheme will have to contribute 30 percent of the cost of the dwelling units which will further be subsidized for a vulnerable female-headed household and the households with one member suffering from physical or mental disability.
“There are about one dozen notified slums in district Sirsa and initially one slum area will be covered under this scheme. Further, the site had already been identified by Municipal Council in Sirsa city in which 2016 houses will be constructed near Kanganpur at an area of 55,776 sq meter and 128 houses near Auto Market in Khaza Khera at an area of 28,716 square meters. A sum of over Rs 10.94 crore would be spent for providing necessary facilities in this area,” he added.
The spokesperson added that the ownership of the house will be given to the beneficiary and the work of infrastructure and basic amenities like water, sewerage, drains and roads and streets would be executed by Public Health Engineering Department.