Monday, May 23, 2016

Telangana Poor People Response from realtors for 2BHK housing scheme

Hyderabad: The Telangana government's flagship 2BHK housing scheme has received poor response from realty firms willing to participate in the project. Though foundation stones were laid by Telangana ministers at 20 places in the city before the GHMC polls, works are yet to begin. The government hopes to construct 1.85 lakh such units in GHMC limits.

"The GHMC housing wing has invited tenders twice to construct the 2BHK flats, but there was poor response from real estate firms. The deadline for the tender scheduled for the third time ended on Sunday (May 15), but no firm filed any papers," sources in GHMC- housing wing told TOI.

When contacted, GHMC commissioner B Janardhan Reddy said, "Due to poor response from the realtors, we have decided to cancel it. No more tenders will be invited for the housing scheme as we are proposing to invite expression of interest (EOI) soon." The government proposes to construct G+3 (Ground +3 floors), G+9 and G+14 storeyed 2BHK flats at various places in the GHMC limits.

"Another major difficulty we are facing is to shifting or relocating the locals from slum areas where the 2BHK housing scheme has been proposed," the GHMC commissioner said.

GHMC officials were hoping to exploit the ground floor for commercial purpose at G+14-storeyed 2BHK housing scheme. "As we need money to operate lift and pay water and electricity bills, a proposal to this effect will be sent to the government," he added.

Meanwhile, the government has started framing rules to organise 'Ward Sabhas' in Hyderabad district to accept housing applications from citizens.

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Thursday, May 12, 2016

Demolition Plan Unites Villagers-THS

Following notices to demolish illegal structures issued by the panchayat raj department under the lake protection GO-111, villagers are coming together to protest the proposed action.
GO-111 bars certain constructions within a 10-km radius of Himayatsagar and Osmansagar. Congress leader P. Sabitha Reddy’s son Patolla Karthik Reddy is organising the villagers to protest the notices. Mr Reddy, who has visited 30 of the 84 villages, said a protest would be organised next week.

“They have been protesting since 20 years. We are planning to bring all the groups under one roof,” he said. Although, Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had assured that the GO would be revoked or modified to ease some of its stringent provisions, Mr Reddy said that the action of government officials was against the assurance.

“We have filed a petition with the High Court to cancel the GO. But, officials said in the counter-affidavit told the court that there was no necessity to cancel the GO. The district panchayat officer has started serving notices to identified illegal structures. These actions are against the government’s assurance,” he said
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