Officials and contractors have taken it up as a challenge to complete construction of one lakh 2-BHK units in and around Greater Hyderabad by Dasara in tune with the announcement made by municipal minister KT Rama Rao.
Though there is a shortage labourers, the municipal administration department, on the directions of KTR, has given a free hand to the contractors to bring labourers from districts and other states by arranging special buses and through trains. The government will provide passes by talking to state governments.
What’s more, KTR has also promised the working agencies (contractors) that their problems pertaining to the supply and rising prices of steel, cement and sand would be solved and directed the officials of municipal administration and housing to convene a special meeting with the working agencies.
About one lakh double bedroom housing units are under final stages of construction in and around the city under the supervision of GHMC. Also, the TRS government has loosened its purse strings to ensure that the 2-BHK project is completed at the earliest. As much as ₹11,917 crore was allocated to the housing department in the 2020-21budget.
GHMC commissioner Lokesh Kumar said efforts are being made to complete works on a war footing and deliver the houses by Dasara.