Hyderabad: A new phase of life commenced on Thursday for 168 families, who were hitherto living in a slum in Secunderabad Cantonment constituency. Brand new 2BHK houses built under the government’s Double Bedroom Housing Scheme were handed over to them on Thursday.
The inaugural function was attended by several elected representatives including Animal Husbandry Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, Home Minister Mohd Mahmood Ali, Labour Minister Ch Malla Reddy and and Secunderabad Cantonment MLA, G Sayanna.
Under the scheme, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) took up the construction of 224 housing units in Katta Maisamma Silver Compound in Secunderabad Cantonment constituency at an estimated cost of Rs 1,763 lakh. Among the total houses, 168 houses that were ready to occupy have been allotted.
The housing society is built on a land parcel measuring 2.15 acres with 224 houses spread across 8 blocks(G+3 pattern). With a plinth area of 560 sft, the cost of each dwelling unit worked out to Rs 7.90 lakh apart from Rs.0.75 lakh as cost of infrastructure for each unit. The infrastructure provided at the Katta Maisamma housing colony include CC roads, 100 KL capacity sump and sewerage lines.