Ahmedabad: AMC to construct 10,000 EWS and LIG houses after first draw

Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) has revealed in a recent announcement that it has plans underway to construct 10,000 houses for economically weaker sections (EWS) and Low Income Group (LIG) categories in the city, after the first draw.

Similar to the other bids for housing in the city, the 10,000 housing units for EWS and LIG categories will also be allotted via a draw.

Despite the fact that AMC has not yet officially disclosed the location of the 10,000 EWS and LIG housing units, unidentified sources familiar with the proceedings of the civic administration have revealed that some of these houses will be constructed on an old mill land; with remaining units likely to be built near the industrial pockets of the city.

In an effort to ensure that the project can be effectively and smoothly executed, the AMC has appointed special consultants.

In the financial statement of the consultants, AMC has offered separate fees for getting the project approved from the different government agencies. For each individual clearance like Archaeological Survey of India, railways, Airports Authority of India, a consultant will be paid an amount of Rs 50,000 per plot by AMC; while for approval from the Union Ministry of Environment and Forests, the AMC will pay a consultant Rs 3 lakh per plot.

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