April 16, 2024

BENGALURU EXPRESS

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KHB promises five hi-tech township and world class villas at outskirts of the city

Bengaluru, June.07: In an attempt to give a modern touch to the housing schemes and to ease traffic congestions in the city Housing Minister Zameer Ahmed has chalked out a mega project to construct five hi-tech cities on the outskirts of the city and four luxurious villas at four locations.

Speaking to reporters after holding a crucial meeting with the officials the minister

issued directions to Karnataka Housing Board (KHB) to prepare a blue print for the same. 

He directed officials to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) for world-class townships on 2,000 acres of land in each place and also to build opulent villas on the lines of private sector due to increasing demand for houses in the state capital.

The land bank required for two projects must be identified at the earliest. He cautioned officials to identify the land to ensure for housing projects in each of the satellite towns.

A land bank of 2,000 acres of land is a must with a provision to form 30,000 sites and to build 5,000 houses. All five satellite towns put together, there would be 1.50 lakh sites and 25,000 houses. The location of villas must be amidst serene nature, he directed.

Profit is not the motive of the KHB while preparing the housing schemes and there is no scope for compromise on the quality of work whatsoever, he assured.

Since Bengaluru with its international repute is a go to destination for investors, industrialists and VVIPs from across the globe the demand for villas and houses is immense. Each villa would come up on 500 acres of land and in total, 1000 villas would be constructed. The project would be implemented on a 50:50 partnership with landowners so that land acquisition costs would not be a burden on KHB.

It is imperative to build satellite town across the city to ease pressure on the city and for expansion of planned city. Metro and other modes of connectivity will accord utmost priority, he assured.

Housing Department Secretary Ravikumar and KHB Commissioner Kavita S Mannikeri were present.

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Don’t come for timepass:

Minister Zameer Ahmed sent a stern warning and said he means business and no scope for timepass. Prior intimation would be sent about the meetings and all the necessary information must be put across the table. Officials promised to attend the next meeting on Tuesday with the information.

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