Hyderabad: Municipal Administration & Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister K.T. Rama Rao held a high-level review meeting on the distribution of double-bedroom houses in Hyderabad limits, at Pragathi Bhavan on Wednesday.
Ministers Talasani Srinivas Yadav, P Sabitha Indra Reddy, Md. Mahmood Ali, Ch Malla Reddy, and Deputy Speaker T Padma Rao Goud were present at the meeting. Along with the Ministers from the city, senior officials from Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) also participated in the review. The officials informed the Ministers that the construction of 70,000 homes was completed and they are ready for distribution. The officials said that the process of handing over the houses to eligible beneficiaries is progressing at a brisk pace and the verification process of applicants who have already submitted their applications is near completion.
The MA&UD Minister said that as against the target to construct one lakh 2BHK houses in the GHMC limits, 75,000 double-bedroom houses were constructed. Of these, nearly 4,500 houses were already handed over to in-situ beneficiaries. Nearly 70,000 houses which are ready to be handed over to the beneficiaries will be distributed in five to six phases. The Minister said that distribution of the houses under the first phase will begin within a week and he asked the GHMC officials to make preparations to this end.
Stating that the city public are eagerly awaiting the distribution of 2BHK houses, the Ministers gave some suggestions regarding the distribution of the houses. The Ministers said that officials are identifying the beneficiaries by conducting field visits devoid of any political interference. The Ministers also discussed the identification of beneficiaries of the Gruha Lakshmi Scheme and the need to expedite the process of taking the scheme forward. (INN)