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Vacate flats, say housing board officials

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The Hindu                     05.04.2013

Vacate flats, say housing board officials

Special Correspondent

The Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) has asked the occupants of flats under the Tamil Nadu Government Rental Housing Scheme to vacate the same on or before April 30.

TNHB in a release here has said that 1,642 flats on the DFO Compound, SE and SP compound in Race Course, Gandhipuram, Uppilipalayam, Kavundampalayam, and Seeranaickenpalayam were declared unfit to occupy.

These structures would be demolished and a new 2,000-unit housing project would be built at at Kavundampalayam.

Efforts are under way to carry out the project.

 

CM unveils housing projects for Chennai

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The Hindu                     05.04.2013

CM unveils housing projects for Chennai

Special Correspondent

The projects will be implemented by TNHB, TNSCB.

Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Thursday unveiled housing projects, estimated to cost around Rs. 1,200 crore, for Chennai.

To be implemented by Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) and Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board (TNSCB), the projects would include construction of 10-storeyed apartments, numbering 1,500 dwelling units, in Sholinganallur at a cost of Rs. 612 crore and Rs. 371.05-crore project of 844 multi-storeyed tenements over 13.8 acres of seven sites in and around the city, and 2,550 such tenements in six city Assembly constituencies. The first two projects would be executed by the TNHB and the last by the TNSCB.

[Approximately, Rs. 220 crore would have to be set apart for houses to be built in Chennai, says a TNSCB official].

Making a suo motu statement in the Assembly, the Chief Minister said the 1,500 flats, which would come up on lands belonging to the TNHB, would be built, using pre-fabricated technology that would ensure reduction in cost and construction period. Multi-storeyed buildings of 24 floors could be completed in 24 months.

To be carried out under the self-financing scheme of the Housing Board, this project would have flats for persons of all categories of economic status.  As regards the other project of the TNHB, it would be taken up in nine districts including Chennai. The other districts were Kancheepuram, Coimbatore, Erode, Krishnagiri, Salem, Virudhunagar, Dindigul and Tiruchi.

A total of 1,630 individual houses and 2,792 multi-storeyed tenements would be constructed at a cost of Rs. 918.45 crore. Besides, 32 plots would be developed.  Work on the construction, which would begin this year, would be completed in 24 months.  

Pointing out that the Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board had built 1.29 lakh tenements and houses, the Chief Minister said many of the houses were structurally weak due to variety of factors. Though the average life of the buildings was 70 years, they had become unfit for occupation. This was why the government decided to demolish such buildings and go for new buildings. Initially, 3,500 multi-storeyed tenements would be pulled down, giving way to an equal number of new dwelling units to be built at a cost of Rs. 280 crore this year.   In the case of the TNSCB’s project in Chennai, 480 houses would come up under Ranganathan scheme and 120 houses under Parthasarathy Nagar scheme of Dr. Radhakrishnan Nagar Assembly constituency; 392 houses under Sathyavani Muthu Nagar scheme of Perambur; 288 houses  under Nehru Park scheme and 32 units under Pillaiyar Koil Street scheme of Egmore; 304 units under Lock Nagar (Navalar Nagar) scheme and 708 houses under Ayodhya Kuppam scheme of Chepauk; 136 houses under Kotturpuram scheme of Saidapet and 42 houses under Andimanya Thottam scheme and 48 units under Pallakkumanyam scheme of Mylapore constituency.

 

TN to build 1,777 slum tenements

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The New Indian Express                     04.04.2013

TN to build 1,777 slum tenements

Currently, a socio-economic survey of slums in 10 towns, including Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli, is in progress | D Sampath Kumar
Currently, a socio-economic survey of slums in 10 towns, including Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchy, Coimbatore and Tirunelveli, is in progress | D Sampath Kumar

The Tamil Nadu Slum Clearance Board will be constructing 1,777 tenements at a cost of Rs 134.36 crore in Athipattu in Chennai and Karikalan Colony in Tiruchy in the initial phase of the Rajiv Awas Yojana’s Slum Free Cities programme this year.

The tenements are a part of an ambitious scheme to build one lakh tenements at a cost of Rs 7,500 crore from 2012-13 to 2016-17. Sources told City Express that the 1,777 tenements will be built in two phases in Athipattu. The initial phase will see 1,056 tenements built at a cost of Rs 84.92 crore and while 416 tenements will be built at a cost of Rs 32.33 crore in the second phase. In Tiruchy’s Karikalan Colony, 305 tenements worth Rs 17.21 crore will be built.

The scheme will have 50 per cent contribution from the Union government, 40 per cent from the State government and 10 per cent from the beneficiaries.

Currently, a socio-economic survey of slums in 10 towns, namely Chennai, Madurai, Tiruchy, Salem, Vellore, Coimbatore, Tirunelveli, Erode, Tirupur and Thoothukudi, is in progress and will be completed soon.

Once the survey is completed a slum-free city action plan for each city will be prepared and sent to the Union government. After the sanction is obtained from the Union government, the programme to construct one lakh tenements in urban areas will commence.

According to State government estimates about 13.96 lakh families (59 lakh people) are living in urban slums in Tamil Nadu. A report of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation estimates the slum population in Tamil Nadu at 86.44 lakh in 2011.

The preparation of a slum-free city plan will broadly involve slum redevelopment or rehabilitation plans based on a survey of all notified and non-notified slums, mapping of slums using state-of-the-art technology, integration of geo-spatial and socio-economic data and identification of a development model for each slum, according to the Rajiv Awas Yojana Guidelines for Slum-free City Planning.

After the AIADMK government came to power, TNSCB has completed the construction of 22,700 tenements and spent Rs 540 crore on its capital programmes. Sale deeds have been issued to 4,404 families and employment oriented training imparted to 8,345 persons.

The State government is also planning to provide Rs 15 crore from State grants to improve basic amenities like roads, streetlights and drinking water facilities for slums this year in various towns of Tamil Nadu to improve living conditions in urban slums and make them habitable.

 


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