IDH to be a model colony

Published on May 01, 2015 04:01:15 AM
Chief Minister K Chandrasekhara Rao on Thursday instructed the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation to expedite works relating to construction of two-bedroom houses for the poor at IDH Colony so that the units could be handed over to the beneficiaries on June 2nd, the Telangana Formation Day.

Upon inspecting the progress of works, KCR expressed satisfaction at the status of the project, under which similar houses would be constructed to benefit two lakh poor people living in Hyderabad.  He went round the IDH colony to see the works relating to constructing of sewage lines, storm water drains and water pipelines.

KCR, who found the IDL Colony in wretched conditions soon after taking over as Chief Minister, promised to construct houses with all comforts at the expense of the government. The project works were grounded in October last year.  In all, 396 houses are coming up in G+2 model in 32 blocks. The government has spent Rs 37 crore towards the project. Each house, being built at a cost of Rs 7.9 lakhs, would have 580 square yards of area. Water and electricity connections would be provided to each house.

The Chief Minister told the gathering that it was his desire to see that the poor lived with self esteem. He interacted with some women of the colony, including Rupawathi, Munna Bai and Lalitha. On their request, he directed the officials to build attics in the houses. It was imperative to provide permanent shelter to the poor in society. The IDH Colony would prove to be a model to the nation for providing permanent shelter to the poor, KCR said.

Speaking on the occasion, Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav said the Chief Minister had taken up the two-bedroom houses project as part of the goal to build �?Bangaru Telangana’. Ministers T Harish Rao, Nayani Narsimha Reddy and A Indrakaran Reddy, GHMC Commissioner Somesh Kumar and others were present.