Hyderabad: From living in a nondescript slum for decades, life and the quality of living itself for 330 families is all set to undergo a major metamorphosis, courtesy the State government’s flagship 2BHK housing programme, as part of which they will soon move into brand new homes overlooking the beautiful Hussain Sagar.
Lake view homes, which come at a premium in any city anywhere in the world, will be owned by these families, who will also get all amenities and the security of living in an organised housing society set-up, to be known as Ambedkar Nagar 2BHK Housing Colony, Hussain Sagar. The 330 flats are spread across seven blocks, each a five storied building (S+5). The housing society has 10 lifts and 26 shops too. The society also has CC roads, sewerage lines, two sumps exclusively for drinking water and also electricity.
The total project cost is Rs 2,805 lakh, with the construction cost of each dwelling unit being Rs 8.50 lakh. The parcel of land spread over 3.4 acres used to be a slum with hardly any amenities for decades. With the implementation of the dignity housing scheme, life is changing for these 330 families, who will be handed over the keys of their lake view flats measuring 560 sft each on June 26.
The 330 flats are part of 784 houses that are ready to be handed over to beneficiaries. These are located in four different areas and were built involving an expenditure of Rs 58.50 crore.
While the inauguration of two societies — Ambedkar Nagar 2BHK Housing Colony, Hussain Sagar and Potti Sriramulu Nagar 2BHK Housing Colony, Sanathnagar is scheduled on June 26 and June 28 respectively, the G Y Reddy Compound 2BHK Housing Colony and Golla Komaraiah Colony 2BHK Housing Colony, both in Sanath Nagar, will be inaugurated on July 1 and July 5 respectively.
Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K T Rama Rao will inaugurate the houses and hand over the keys to beneficiaries. The Minister on Friday tweeted pictures of the lake view apartments.
“Delighted & proud to be handing over 330 of these lake view 2BHK homes built under #Telangana Govt’s #DignityHousing program “Thanks to Hon’ble CM KCR Garu, an area that was a slum, has now been redeveloped & built in the heart of Hyderabad overlooking the famous Hussain Sagar,” (sic) he tweeted.