BHUBANESWAR: In the occasion of Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) Divas on Sunday, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik laid foundation stones for three big-budget housing projects worth Rs 238 crore for the economically weaker sections (EWS) at different locations on the city outskirts.
According to sources, the Government has identified three different locations on the outskirts of the city where a total of 2,088 dwelling units for the EWS, Low Income Group (LIG) and Low and Middle Income Groups (LMIG) will be built.
While Rs 165 crore has been earmarked for the Subudhipur housing project where as many as 1,600 units will be constructed covering an area of seven acre, an eight storey building project has been proposed at the Kalinga Nagar K-4 zone covering 3.51 acre area.
Though the exact number of housing units has not been finalised, the Government will invest Rs 58 crore in the project meant for the EWS, an official said.
Besides, a four-storey building project will also come up at the K-9 Zone in the area with an estimated cost of Rs 13 crore. The project has been designed to cover at least 1.59 acre area.
Meanwhile, Housing and Urban Development Minister inaugurated a new city bus depot in Pokhariput, a shopping complex and a BDA park in Kapilaprasad area on the occasion of the BDA Divas.
Among others, Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Member Prasanna Patasani, three MLAs of Bhubaneswar, Jatani MLA and BMC Mayor Anant Narayan Jena were present.