Andhra Pradesh to construct over 5 lakh affordable houses in urban areas in 15 months

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New Delhi: The Andhra Pradesh Government today assured the centre that over five lakh affordable houses will be built in urban areas of the State under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in the next fifteen months.

Progress of PMAY(Urban) in the State was discussed in detail when the Andhra Pradesh Minister of Housing & Urban Development Dr.P.Narayana met the Minister of Housing & Urban Affairs Shri Hardeep Singh Puri here today. Noting that Andhra Pradesh was sanctioned the highest number of houses under PMAY(Urban), Shri Puri enquired about the progress of this mission in Andhra Pradesh.

Dr.P.Narayana informed Shri Puri that the State Government spent considerable time in identifying appropriate technology for constructing houses under PMAY(Urban) while at the same time conforming with the norms for disaster resilience etc. He said that after detailed consideration, the State Government chose ‘shear wall’ technology for this purpose and recently Foundation Stone was laid for construction of over one lakh dwelling units under PMAY(Urban).

Dr.Narayana also stated that construction of 5.39 lakh houses for urban poor sanctioned by the central government under PMAY(Urban) will be completed in the next fifteen months.

Shri Hardeep Singh Puri complimented the Andhra Pradesh Government for this commitment and also for good performance under Swachh Bharat Mission (Urban).

Dr.Narayana discussed the proposal for Vijayawada Metro Rail project and sought early clearance. Shri Puri informed him that as and when the revised proposal is received, it will be given due consideration, keeping in view the focus of the State Government on improving public transport infrastructure in the State.

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