Ghaziabad development body plans 13,000 PMAY houses by 2019
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has set a target to build 13,500 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by next year, but construction has begun on only 850 units as of now.
The GDA will build 36,000 houses in total under the scheme by 2021, a decision that was announced by vice-chairperson Kanchan Verma on her first day in office on Wednesday. Sources said a directive had come from Lucknow to concentrate on the housing scheme before the general election of 2019.
“The GDA has already sent a detailed project report to the state government for 7,066 units under PMAY. We will soon start work in six places to build the housing units,” said Verma.
The developers that have assured units under PMAY include Signature Global Developers (873), SCC Builders (252), Jai Ambay Estate (147), Aradhya Builders (251), ATS (765) and Ajnara India Ltd (318). Each house built under the PM scheme costs Rs 4.5 lakh, of which the Centre contributes Rs 1.5 lakh and the UP government Rs 1 lakh. The remaining amount has to be borne by the beneficiary.