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Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Kamal Nath has said that there is shortage of accommodation for Central Government employees in cities like, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai. The position is comfortable at other stations.
He said in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha today that the following initiatives have been taken to increase availability of houses:-
(i) Construction of residential and office/commercial accommodation at Ghitorini Delhi;
(ii) Redevelopment of old Government colonies, namely, East Kidwai Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Srinivaspuri, Mohammadpur, Kasturba Nagar, Thyagaraja Nagar and Sarojani Nagar in Delhi for utilizing the maximum available floor area ratio (FAR);
(iii) Acquiring 96 flats of various categories in the Common Wealth Games Village, New Delhi; and
(iv)Construction of 130 units of Type-V and Type-VI categories at Hyderabad Estate, Mumbai by demolishing 48 Type-VI flats which have been declared dangerous and meanwhile hiring 50 flats equivalent to Type-VI category to instantly meet the deficiency caused by demolition of existing flats.
Details of Demand and Availability of General Pool Residential Accommodation in Delhi
Status as on 08-03-2013
|House Type||Stock in GP||Total Demand as on Date||Shortage/Surplus
(+) – Shortage
(-) – Surplus