Govt Transfers 2318 Kanals Land For Housing Colonies

SRINAGAR: To meet the increased appetite for housing in Srinagar city and give a push to the housing sector, the Administrative Council (AC) has approved the transfer of land measuring 2318 Kanal 08 Marla in seven villages at 17 locations in  Srinagar and Budgam districts, free of cost in favour of Housing and  Urban Development Department for construction of Housing Colonies, a government spokesman said.

Ariel view of Srinagar city during the lockdown in view of coronavirus on Saturday 4 April 2020. KL Image by Bilal Bahadur

The decision was taken in the AC meeting that Lt Governor Manoj Sinha presided over. The meeting was attended by his advisers, Farooq Khan and Rajeev Rai Bhatnagar along with Dr Arun Kumar Mehta, Chief Secretary, and Nitishwar Kumar, Principal Secretary to the LG.

The construction of the Housing Colony Project will play a very important role in the economic, industrial, social, and cultural development of Jammu and Kashmir. It will provide direct employment to skilled/unskilled labour as well as indirect employment to local vendors and youth, besides ensuring the development of local areas to meet the rising housing demand.

Accordingly, the Srinagar Development Authority (SDA) and J&K Housing Board (JKHB) have been assigned the task of finalizing the type designs and other modalities of these projects with a special focus on developing affordable housing on these land parcels.

Recently, during Real Estate Summit-2022, decisions were taken to develop housing stocks in both the capital cities of Srinagar and Jammu.

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