Punjab to construct 5000 affordable houses for economically weaker sections in Mohali

CM asks PUDA to finalize Housing Policy 2013 soon

Chandigarh/February 12

Punjab government today approved Rs 1250 crores project to construct 5000 affordable houses for economically weaker section of the society at four sites in Mohali.
A government spokesperson said that Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal today approved the plan to construct affordable housing for economically weaker sections. “Badal asked Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) to expedite the work on the Rs. 800 crore Punjab Premium Apartments Project Mohali over an area of 36.15 acres to construct 1620 apartments ready for possession by 2015. He also approved to extend this scheme to construct more apartments and asked Puda to finalize Housing Policy 2013 soon,” the spokesperson said.
The spokesperson further stated that Badal also gave a go-ahead signal to PUDA to establish 50 new Urban Estates at various identified sites across the state under the jurisdiction of six developmental authorities of Mohali, Ludhiana, Jalandhar, Amritsar , Patiala and Bathinda to develop the urban areas in an holistic manner and provide better living facilities to the people.
“The Chief Minister directed the Chief Administrators of the various development authorities to ensure strict implementation of the master plans in the towns and cities under their jurisdiction to give further impetus to the planned urban development in the state. These master plans would not only ensure the integrated and planned development of the cities and the towns but also stall their unplanned and haphazard growth,” added the spokesperson.

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