AHMEDABAD: One of the biggest housing packages for the Lower Income Groups (LIG) would be unleashed by the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) in the coming days. After Auda laid stress on the affordable housing in the city in its latest development plan for Ahmedabad, the AMC’s standing committee agenda carries allocation of construction works to various developers to come up with such houses.
Under the JJNURM scheme, a package of 1,888 houses will come up in Vatva area. The funds for this housing project has already been allocated. The chief minister’s housing scheme promises a large package of 4,937 LIG houses in the coming year in various areas of the city. The plan involves a mix of housing, shops, kindergarten school and small dispensary.
Housing schemes will come up at 29 locations including Vejalpur, Nikol, Chandkheda, Chandlodia, Thaltej, Kali, Vadaj, Vastral, Kankaria, Shahibag areas. Apart from lands reserved for housing in approved TP schemes, the AMC will also allot 20% land of closed mills for affordable housing schemes.
The criteria for applying for LIG housing has been that the family’s annual income should be between Rs 1 lakh to Rs 2.50 lakh. Each of the houses will be of 53 sq metre built-up area, with an estimated construction cost of Rs 12 lakh. Members will have to pay Rs 50,000 towards maintenance. The buildings consisting of housing will be of 10 floors or higher.
Besides this more than 5,000 EWS housing will come up in the city at different locations. AMC will build 465 shops and 12 offices for cross subsidy purpose. They will be auctioned.
“We have mentioned in our condition that the woman of a family will be the primary owner of the property apart from caps on period of sale of apartments,” says a senior AMC official.