37,000 houses to be constructed for central govt employees, MPs

New Delhi/October 20 (NG News)
Indian Urban Development minister M Venkaiah Naidu on announced to construct 37,000 houses in next four years for central government employees and MPs to overcome shortfall in accommodation.

Naidu made the announcement after inaugurating 400 quarters in Dev Nagar, Karol Bagh in New Delhi and directed the officials to immediately allocate these houses to central government employees.

Naidu said that there are only 59,293 houses in General Pool Residential Accommodation under which houses are provided to central government employees, senior officials, Judiciary, Members of Parliament, Ministers in the national capital as against the requirement of over one lakh dwelling units.

“Urban Development Ministry would enable construction of over 37,000 houses in the next four years at a cost of about Rs 15,000 crore to meet the shortfall,” Naidu said, adding that 52 flats are being constructed on Dr Bishamber Das Marg to address the shortfall in accommodation for members of Lok Sabha and on their completion, housing needs of Lok Sabha members would be fully met.