BDA plans projects for slum dwellers

With a view to offer decent living conditions to the slum dwellers in the city at reasonable rates, Bhubaneswar Development Authority plans to develop housing projects for them.
BDA will develop housing projects for these people belonging to the economically weaker sections in 5-6 locations in and around the city. BDA would offer single bedroom flats, with a built-up area ranging from 350-500 square feet to these people at a cost of Rs 2.5-3 lakh.
DK Singh, vice-chairman, BDA said, “As a part of our endeavor to provide basic services for the urban poor, we are planning housing projects for the economically weaker sections. The first such project consisting of 192 units is being developed near the Chandrasekharpur area of the city and we have already invited tenders for the same”.
The other locations for the housing projects are yet to be finalized. The state government would provide land for these projects at subsidized rates.
The government is also going to introduce a Slum Improvement Program for the benefit of the slum dwellers, informed Singh.