The 2BHK houses for the poor constructed at IDH Colony in New Bhoiguda in Secunderabad is all set for inauguration by chief minister K Chandrashekar Rao today at 2 p.m.
The IDH colony where the model houses are being constructed for the poor and downtrodden sections would be a role model for the entire country.
The state government is contemplating to construct similar such houses in a phased manner to benefit two lakh poor families living in Greater Hyderabad limits.
According to GHMC officials, construction work has been going on a war footing as per the directions of the chief minister who had announced the scheme on October 3 last year on Vijayadasami Day.
As many as 396 units, each comprising two bedrooms, hall and kitchen are on completion stage in 32 blocks of G+2 on 580 square yards with a provision of drinking water, roads, power and sewerage connections etc.
The beneficiaries of these flats include 276 SCs, 31 STs, 79 BCs and 10 minorities.
The total cost of the project is around Rs 37 crore. Of this, Rs 1.16 crore has been allotted for roads, Rs 56 lakh for storm water drains, Rs 62 lakh for drinking water facility, Rs 72 lakh for electricity, Rs 74 lakh for sewerage lines, Rs 35 lakh for parks and vegetable markets, Rs 50 lakh for shops and Rs 60 lakh for various civic related works all totaling Rs 5.25 crore.
The average cost of construction per unit is around Rs 7.90 lakh for housing and Rs 1.33 lakh for infrastructure, totaling Rs 9.23 lakh.
Based on GHMC survey conducted last year, 216 dilapidated houses have been identified in IDH Colony, 101 in Ammuguda, 26 in Subhashchandra Bose Nagar, 12 in Bhagat Singh Nagar and 31 in Parthiwada for reconstruction.
A layout, with a living hall, two bedrooms, a kitchen, and a bathroom, within 580 square feet was finalised, GHMC officials added.
Apart from chief minister, governor ESL Narasimhan went round the buildings that are under construction in IDH Colony and appreciated the state government’s commitment towards building houses for the poor in the city.