430 more houses for poor families in Bangalore: Minister

430 more houses for poor families in Bangalore: Minister

Minister Suresh Kumar playing shuttle badminton during the foundation stone laying function of indoor stadium in Bangalore on Monday. DH photoTalking to reporters on Monday after handing over keys to three beneficiaries of the 16 houses built in Chamundinagar slum here, the minister said the government was committed to provide shelter to the weaker sections of society. In this regard, low budget houses for the weaker sections would be constructed at Kamakshipalya, Basaveshwaranagar, Indiranagar and Ram Mandir ward.

These houses, to be built at a cost of Rs 14.2 crore, would be handed over to the people belonging to SC/ST and backward communities. In this regard, the tendering process would start within a week and a final decision would be taken within a fortnight, said the minister.

The low cost houses, which were handed over to the beneficiaries on Monday were constructed on the Bangalore Development Authority (BDA) sites allotted to the economically weaker section of society. The government had borne 80 per cent of the cost of the construction of houses and the rest of money was paid by the beneficiaries.  People who were given keys of their new houses on Monday were Chikka Narasimhaiah, Latha and Velu.

Indoor stadium

At another event, Suresh Kumar along with MP from Bangalore (South) Ananth Kumar laid the foundation stone for an indoor stadium in Rajajinagar. The Rs one-crore stadium would be constructed with contributions from elected representatives. Sources said Bangalore (Central) P C Mohan is likely to contribute Rs 25 lakh.