Delhi cabinet clears proposal for 4,500 govt employee housing units

The trouble in getting an official accommodation for government employees in the capital is set to ease with the Cabinet on Tuesday clearing a proposal to construct over 4,500 quarters for them.

Updated: Oct 12, 2010, 19:24 PM IST

New Delhi: The trouble in getting an
official accommodation for government employees in the capital
is set to ease with the Cabinet on Tuesday clearing a proposal to
construct over 4,500 quarters for them.
At a meeting of the Union Cabinet, the proposal for
re-development of Kidwai Nagar (East) for construction of
residential accommodation for Government employees moved by
the Urban Development Ministry was approved.

Around 4,550 "modern, seismologically sound and
technically advanced housing units" of various types will be
constructed in place of the existing 2,331 old houses, an
official spokesperson said.

The project will be implemented through National
Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd (NBCC), a Government of
India undertaking, in four years.
At present, there is an acute shortage of government
housing, especially in the National Capital Region.

"Thus, there is need to undertake redevelopment programme
to replace the old buildings with new ones and further to
augment the housing stock by optimum utilisation of the
existing land resources," the spokesperson said.

PTI