GUWAHATI, March 1 – Under the second phase of the Basic Service to the Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), the Guwahati Municipal Corporation (GMC) would construct 1,028 housing units for the urban poor families at Amingaon.
The project is second biggest of its kind in the State after the Fatasil BSUP project, where construction work is going on for 1,104 housing units.
“The dwelling units for the urban poor of Amingaon would be constructed on 26 bighas of land that was earlier allotted to the Guwahati Metropolitan Development Authority (GMDA). The plot of land was purchased from GMDA by the GMC. It took the corporation around one year to make the plot fit for construction as the area required massive land-filling work,” said S Thiek, Additional Commissioner, GMC.
The corporation is expecting to complete the construction work within the financial year 2011-12. The total cost of the project is around Rs 54 crore. The foundation stone of the project was laid by Minister, Guwahati Development Department (GDD) Himanta Biswa Sarma on Monday.
“The housing project is located at a unique location that would have a common facility centre, cooperative stalls and shopping complex for the beneficiaries. There is also a proposal to construct an ME school outside the building complex for which the State government has allocated a sum of Rs 20 lakh,” he mentioned.
Apart from getting the ownership right of the housing units, the beneficiaries would also get running water and electricity.