CM assures houses for slum dwellers by 2010

Speaking after laying the foundation stone for construction of 1,500 houses in the Ragigudda slum at JP Nagar 2nd phase, the chief minister said, “All 570 slums in the City will be rehabilitated under the JNNURM-BSUP scheme.

Nearly 10 lakh people continue to reside in slums. The priority of the government is to provide housing facilities for the backward classes and the downtrodden.”

Yeddyurappa further said that title deeds would be  given for nearly 15,000 people who reside on Government land.

Residents of the Ragigudda slum have been provided a bio-metric identity card for rehabilitation at the new block. The function was organised by the Karnataka Slum Clearance Board.

Major projects

In his address Jayanagar MLA B N Vijayakumar said the dwellers in the 30-year old Ragigudda slum will be rehabilitated in a three-storey housing block.

“The park adjacent to the slum that will house temporary sheds to facilitate construction, will later be developed again. The Government will soon begin construction of a new stadium named after Kittur Rani Chennamma at Jayanagar, apart from a new eight-storey building at the Jayanagar shopping complex. It is likely to begin in about a month-and-a-half. The foundation stone for e-Library will also be laid,” Vijayakumar said.

It may be recalled that a portion of the existing shopping complex, housing the vegetable
and fruit market at the 4th Block was gutted a few months ago.

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