Hyderabad: Telangana Municipal Government and Urban Development (MA&UD) Minister KT Rama Rao on Thursday launched the 2BHK Dignity Housing Colony at Indra Nagar in Khairatabad, Hyderabad.
The Telangana government has constructed 210 2BHK Dignity Houses in this settlement at a cost of Rs. 17.85 billion. The Colony has CC Roads, a children’s play area and shops among other amenities.
Interior Minister Mahmood Ali, Fisheries Minister Talasani Srinivas Yadav, MLA Danam Nagendar, GHMC Mayor Gadwal Vijaya Laxmi, Deputy Mayor Srilantha Shoban Reddy and others attended the inauguration.
The minister congratulated the engineering team for making the project a success.
“I don’t think there will be a better address for a 2bhk colony than here. There is an IMAX theatre, Hussain Sagar, a new secretariat under construction and also a 125 foot statue of Dr BR Amebdkar which will soon stand nearby. If a private builder builds it here today, it will cost at least Rs. 50-60 lakh rupees. But under the leadership of the Honorable CM KCR, to see the happiness on the faces of the poor, decided to distribute the growing wealth of the state to its people in the form of welfare schemes. According to this plan, a sum of Rs 9714 crores is spent on construction of houses for the poor in the city of Hyderabad,” KTR said.
He further said that although governments built houses for the poor in the past, these were very small houses the size of a “matchbox” and also mired in legal issues. “There are no more problems like that now. Houses are allocated according to an open lottery system and no rupees have to be paid to anyone, including a broker,” he added.