As a part of the second phase of the 2BHK Dignity Housing program, a total of 13,300 dignity houses were distributed in GHMC limits today. Minister KTR handed over the pattas to the beneficiaries after inaugurating the 2BHK Dignity Housing Colony at Dundigal in the Quthbullapur constituency.
Addressing the gathering after inaugurating the 2BHK dignity houses, Minister KTR said that the total cost of the one lakh double-bedroom house units being constructed in Hyderabad was about Rs. 9700 crores but its market value was nearly Rs.50,000 crore to Rs.60,000 crore. He added that the Telangana government is giving these houses free of cost to the underprivileged people.
The government of Telangana is allocating 13,300 double-bedroom houses at eight different locations in the city today. With this, the distribution of 30,000 houses gets completed and the balance of 70,000 houses will also be distributed soon, said KTR. He added that the 2BHK Dignity Housing program in Telangana was the largest slum redevelopment program for any city in the country.
Minister KTR highlighted that these houses were being allocated to the beneficiaries who are well deserving and the officials were maintaining complete transparency in the process. No public representatives have a say in the process which involves computer-based draws, he added. The Minister also thanked the GHMC officials for their tireless commitment to this ambitious project.
The MA&UD Minister stated that Telangana takes pride in the double-bedroom housing scheme that is unparalleled across the country. He added that the Telangana Government’s initiative to construct a double-bedroom house is unmatched by any other state. The Minister also stated that none of the Congress or BJP-led state governments has taken up a housing program where the poor are allotted houses free of cost.
The MA&UD Minister also stated that the Congress and BJP leaders were also on the beneficiary list and are receiving the double-bedroom dignity houses. Criticizing the opposition parties, the Minister said that they never cared for the welfare and development of the people when they were in power. He urged the people not to get carried away by the promises being made by leaders coming from New Delhi and Karnataka.
Minister KTR stated that there was no other leader who loved the poor, farmers, and Dalits more than Chief Minister KCR in the country. Taking a dig at the Congress and BJP leaders who are visiting the State, the Minister said that leaders from different parties start coming to you just before the elections. All they do is make false promises and I request you to be cautious and do not fall into their trap, he added.