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In a meeting which was conveyed to review the infrastructural developments under the smart city project, Nagpur Smart and Sustainable City Development Corporation Limited (NSSCDCL) has proposed the construction of as many as 4,000 new affordable houses in the city.

The meeting took place few days earlier under the leadership of additional chief secretary to CM Praveen Pardeshi, which was followed by the approval of Rs201-crore for the development of affordable housing.

MLA Krishna Khopde, Mayor Nanda Jickar, standing committee chairman Virendra Kukreja, district collector Ashwin Mudgal, municipal commissioner Virendra Singh, BSP leader and corporator Mohammed Jamal, corporator Mangala Gaware and others also attended the board meeting.

After the meeting, a statement was released by the concerned department which says that out of 4000 houses, 3000 will be built through public-private partnership and rest 1000 will be constructed by NSSCDCL. These 1000 houses will be used to rehabilitate project-affected people.

Ramnath Sonwane, CEO, NSSCDCL said, “The work of issuing tenders is in progress and will be issued shortly. The board also gave nod to adopt the logo of NSSCDCL.”

Apart from this approval, recently Nagpur Guardian Minister, Chandrashekhar Bawankule has also proposed to speed up the work of rest other affordable houses which will be solely constructed by MHADA.

According to recent data, till now around 72000 applications have been received by the local bodies for affordable housing in Nagpur. Officials said that due to such large numbers of applications they have asked all CEOs to process these submissions at a faster rate.