Gujarat CM assures prime minister of timely completion of over 1,000 houses – ET RealEstate

AHMEDABAD: Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani on Friday assured Prime Minister Narendra Modi that the state government would try to finish building over 1,000 houses under the Light House Projects (LHP) in Rajkot city within the deadline. The prime minister on Friday laid the foundation stone for 1,144 residences coming up in Rajkot under the LHP.

Rajkot is one of the six cities in India chosen by the Modi government for this project to provide homes to the urban poor using green construction technology.

“The 1,144 houses in Rajkot will be built at a cost of Rs 118 crore,” Rupani said in his address in Rajkot ahead of the virtual foundation stone-laying ceremony.

“The Light House Project will help the government provide houses to poor and middle-class citizens. I thank the PM for selecting Rajkot for this project. Crores of poor people across the country will get their houses. We will try our best to complete the project in time,” Rupani said.

The chief minister further said that the Gujarat government will ensure that Rajkot’s LHP will become a model for other states.

“We will be using tunnel formwork construction technology, which will help us reduce the cost,” he added.

Giving details about the ongoing Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY), the chief minister told the PM that the state government has given a go-ahead to build 7.29 lakh affordable houses in Gujarat under the scheme.

“Gujarat is leading in the implementation of the PMAY. We have already allotted 4.39 lakh houses to the beneficiaries under the scheme till date. Around 2.95 lakh beneficiaries also received subsidy on their home loans under the scheme,” Rupani said.

To give additional relief to the poor and the middle class, the state government does not collect any stamp duty and registration charges from beneficiaries, Rupani told Modi.

On the occasion, the chief minister also inaugurated or laid foundation stones for different projects, meant for Rajkot, worth Rs 112 crore.

The state government has launched projects worth Rs 20,000 crore in the span of five months, he said.



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Prime Minister to lay foundation stone for housing project in Rajkot – ET RealEstate

AHMEDABAD: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to lay the foundation stone on Friday via video conferencing for 1,144 houses for people from the EWS category to be built at Rajkot under the Centre’s “light house project” (LHP), the Gujarat government said on Thursday.

Chief Minister Vijay Rupani will be present at Rajkot as the chief guest of the programme, a government release said here.

Houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) are being built under the LHP project to provide shelter to the urban poor using green construction technology, it said.

Under the LHP project, the central government will be building over 1,000 houses each in six cities – Indore, Chennai, Ranchi, Agartala, Lucknow and Rajkot.

During the function, the central government will also confer awards to Gujarat under various categories for its performance in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to provide houses to the poor, the release said.

Earlier in the day, Modi laid the foundation stone for the upcoming All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) campus in Rajkot via video link.

Back-to-back programmes of the prime minister in Rajkot related to various projects come ahead of elections to six municipal corporations in Gujarat, including Rajkot, which are likely to be held in February.

Apart from municipal corporations, several other local bodies like municipalities and district panhcayats will also have elections during the same time.



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Gujarat government approves Surat’s draft development plan-2035 – ET RealEstate

AHMEDABAD: The Gujarat government on Thursday approved the Draft Development Plan-2035 for Surat. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani gave his nod for the Surat DDP-2035 prepared by the Surat Urban Development Authority, officials said.

Surat is one of the fast-growing cities in the country, known for its flourishing diamond polishing and textile industries.

Almost 80 per cent of diamonds sold in the global market are cut and polished in the city.

Surat is also home to a large number of migrant workers from across the country, especially from Odisha and Uttar Pradesh.

With the clearance of development plan for the next 15 years, nearly 850 hectares of land would be available for development, a government release said.

Land spread upto one km from both sides along the 50- km stretch between Kamrej and Palsana on the Ahmedabad-Mumbai national highway would be available for residential and commercial development near Surat, it said.

The industrial growth corridor proposed in the development plan, in view of the industrial development happening in Hazira area, would give a boost for well planned industrial development in this region, it added.



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