Saturday, April 21, 2007

BDA ready with blueprint of proposed layout

BDA ready with blueprint of proposed layout
New Indian Express

BANGALORE: The BDA is ready with a blueprint of its proposed layout and housing projects, and will notify them within two weeks of its master plan clearance from the government.

The master plan, which is commonly known as Comprehensive Development Plan (CDP), is awaiting the government nod, and the BDA is expecting it any time. The State-run agency has plans to allot 50,000 housing sites and 50,000 houses.

The housing sites will cost Rs 500 per square foot. Those with 20x30 dimension will be allotted at subsidised rates, and Chief Minister H.D. Kumaraswamy is said to be keen to allot them at 50% of the normal cost.

“We have not decided on the final cost of these sites, and the CM is working out to see that it is affordable to the poor,” officials said. They said that the CM has been making periodic enquiries about the housing project, and his interest indicated that he would clear the master plan by the end of this month. The BDA plans to build housing complexes and allot houses to the low-income group so that it can cut costs in a substantial way and make houses affordable to the poor.

The BDA has already identified the places for these projects, the officials said, and were waiting for the master plan to be approved. The projects will come up in different places, mostly on the city outskirts, they added.

It is widely expected that the Chief Minister will kick start the BDA housing and layout plans soon as he would want to complete the allotment of sites before his term ends in the first week of October.


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