Three housing schemes for all groups

The urban body unveiled its various housing plans in the financial statement for the year 2011-12. To provide housing for the weaker economic section of the society and to SCs and STs, the Authority will spend `  15 crore for the construction group housing complex in G + 2 model.

These housing complex is the first such initiative and will be built in various MUDA-developed layouts. About 2000 houses will be constructed under the scheme, Commissioner Betsurmath said.

Presenting the budget, he said the Authority also plans to construct 628 houses under a new scheme, “Nimma Swantha Mane Hondi”, where MUDA sites across Vijayanagar, Hanchya Sathagalli, Dattagalli III stage, Nachanahalli-Kuppalur would be utilised for the housing project.

Among the biggest housing project, the Authority plans to spend `  4.4 crore to construct a multi-crore apartment in Vijayanagar I stage - catering a service on par with private apartments in city.

The Ashraya houses constructed in Nehru Nagar, Ramabai Nagar, Ramnahalli, Bogadi, Mandakalli would be extended more basic amenities at a cost of `  3.32 crore, he added.
Bhavans

The Commissioner informed that the budget reserves Rs four crore towards the construction of various bhavans like Dr B R Ambedkar Bhavan, Babu Jagajeevan Ram Bhavan and Valmiki Bhavan.

The construction of these bhavans is entrusted to MUDA by social welfare department. A sum of  `  one crore would be allocated for the SC/ST schemes and welfare programmes.  
While, `  2.17 crore would be spent on developing the Chamundivihar indoor and outdoor stadium with state-of-the-art infrastructure, including setting up of a swimming pool. About `  70 lakh would be spared for upgrading the Bannimantap stadium.

The ongoing work on Vijayanagar sports complex would get `  1.15 crore and `  87 lakh will be paid to District Rehabilitation centre, as part of the three per cent contribution of tax, Betsurmath said. About `  eight crore will be funded for the proposed heritage park to be established near KC Layout of on foot of Chamundi hills. An additional `  five crore will be spent on modern crematorium in Vijayanagar III and IV stages.  

Master plan

To develop a master plan for the city through a long-term vision, the MUDA would spend `  3.5 crore for developing a master plan through Sai Consultants, Ahmedabad, Gujarath. In a bid to enable web-based monitoring of the progress of projects from preparing estimation to the completion of project, the MUDA would improve its internal technology shelling out `  10 lakh. The system would also keep track of the quality of the works, he said.

Though, a few members of  MUDA council present gave their approval, MLCs Thontadarya and Prof Mallikarjunappa raised objection to the revised estimates of budget 2010-11, which shows actual receipts as `  16 crores compared to the projection of `  39 crore due to delay in allotment of R T Nagar sites. “The big difference in the projection and actual of the receipts will create a bad opinion for MUDA. People will lose faith in the institution,” the duo stated.

Kabini water to city by December

MCC Commissioner K S Raykar has said that the few layouts of the city will start receiving water from the Kabini by the end of this year.

He was speaking at the discussion on the financial statement 2011-12 at MUDA here on Thursday. The MCC was spending about ` 254 crore for the Kabini project and the augmenting and streamline the water supply distribution in city under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM). Many MUDA layouts will also be covered under Kabini water supply. 

The MUDA budget 2011-12 allocates about ` five  crore as second installment. The Authority had released ` 10 crore last year towards the speedy implementation of the Kabini water project.

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