As a part of its new policy to encourage ‘vertical housing colonies’ in Srinagar city to prevent misuse of agriculture land, Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) on Monday, set-off its ambitious project of constructing around 600 flats at Bemina.
Minister for Urban Development and Local Bodies, Nawang Rigzin Jora laid the foundation of Gulposh Apartments at Bemina. In the first phase around three apartment blocks comprising 60 flats are to be constructed by SDA near JK Bank Bemina.
Legislator Irfan Ahmad Shah, Commissioner Secretary, Housing and Urban Development Department, Jeet Lal Gupta and other dignitaries were present on the occasion.
The project cost of the Gulposh Apartments is estimated to be Rs 20 crores and these flats are to be completed in three years.
All the three blocks, with earthquake resistant super-structure, would be provided with elevator facilities having round-the-clock DG back-up and parking facility. With a floor area of around 930 feet, each flat is of two bedroom capacity with two bathrooms, kitchen, drawing room, store-cum-servant room and four balconies. The flats would be handed-over to the prospective buyers in finished form.
In the second phase SDA would be constructing around 550 more flats – Shehjar Apartments – at Mini Housing Colony (opposite Hajj House) Bemina. These apartment blocks would be besides parking area provided with adequate open space and community hall.
Speaking on the occasion, Jora complimented SDA for marking a new beginning in the housing in Kashmir going for construction of flats in Srinagar on such a large scale. He said the move would go a long way in promoting the concept of flatted accommodation in the Summer Capital where the demand for urban housing is mounting day by day.