To fulfill the mission of ‘Housing for All by 2022’, the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has set a target to build 36,000 houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) by 2021. The decision was announced by GDA’s vice-chairperson Kanchan Verma, a few days back.
According to sources, a directive had come from Lucknow to concentrate on the PMAY 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.”
Kanchan Verma further said that out of the total 36,000 houses, 13,500 houses would be built by 2018-19, 18,000 by 2019-20 and another 4,500 by 2020-21. GDA has also roped in private builders to construct houses under PMAY.
To achieve the target of 2018-19, work on 856 houses has already been started in Madhuban-Bapudham. The rest housing units will be constructed in areas including Koyal Enclave (1,800), Pratap Vihar (1,910), Masuri (1,441), Newari (528) and Dasna (532).
A senior GDA official said, “As of now, six builders have come up with a proposal for 3,047 units and it is being examined by the GDA. Private developers get some incentives if they construct houses under PMAY, which includes 50% rebate on development fee and no charge on land use. But they have to complete the work within 24 months; else they will not be entitled for these incentives.”
The six builders which have sent the proposal for the development of PMAY units are Signature Global Developers (873), SCC Builders (252), Jai Ambay Estate (147), Aradhya Builders (251), ATS (765) and Ajnara India Ltd (318).