About 1.2 lakh housing sites to be distributed in Visakhapatnam today

April 28, 2022

About 1.2 lakh housing sites to be distributed in Visakhapatnam todayVISAKHAPATNAM: About 1.2 lakh one-cent housing sites will be distributed to the eligible beneficiaries identified in the jurisdiction of the Greater Visakhapatnam Municipal Corporation (GVMC) on April 28, Thursday.

Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy will formally distribute the pattas in a public meeting that will be organised in Pydivada Agraharam village in Sabbavaram mandal on Thursday.

These one-cent plots have been developed in about 4,600 acres in various mandals of the district. According to estimates, the value of the property created would be around ₹10,000 crore.

While the Revenue wing has taken care of land pooling, the responsibility of development of these plots has been bestowed upon the Visakhapatnam Metropolitan Region Development Authority.

Even though the urban development authority set out on the works about two years ago, court cases filed against land pooling stalled the progress. The Andhra Pradesh high court dismissed the case about two months ago, paving way for resumption of leftover works. In all, the VMRDA is developing 1.45 lakh plots in 72 layouts in eight mandals.

The district officials have made arrangements for the chief minister’s programme. Several ministers and MLAs visited and monitored the arrangements at the 313-acre layout in Pydivada Agraharam, where the public meeting will be conducted, for the last one week.

However, the Opposition parties demand the government to allocate sites to ‘all the 1.8 lakh beneficiaries that were earlier declared eligible for the plots and were offered assurance letters’.

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