Guntur: As many as 5,550 houseless poor sought houses in the new capital Amaravati.
The APCRDA has decided to construct G3 houses for the houseless of 27 villages in the Capital region and invited applications. The applications would be examined and allotments would be finalised in a week.
The CRDA has put on offer two-bedroom and single bedroom flats and so the dream of an own house in the new Capital is likely to get fulfilled.
The APCRDA appointed AP Township and Infrastructure Develop-ment Corporation (APTIDCO) for construction of 5,024 houses for the houseless poor of the Amaravati Capital region and asked the eligible people to submit applications.
Over 5,550 people submitted applications from August 7 to 17 to the APCRDA.
Three types of houses were put on offer under the G3 plan for which the beneficiaries have to pay various amounts.
A flat of 300 sq ft would cost Rs 5.73 lakh in which the state and Union governments would bear a subsidy of Rs 3 lakh, Rs 2,72,500 would be bank loan and the beneficiary has to pay Rs 500 as his contribution.
A flat of 365 sq ft, single-bedroom flat, would cost Rs 6.60 lakh for which the beneficiary has to pay Rs 50,000 as his contribution, Rs 3.10 lakh would be offered as loan by the bank and Rs 3 lakh would be borne by both the governments as subsidy.
A double-bedroom flat in 430 sq ft would cost Rs 7.43 lakh for which beneficiary has to pay Rs 1 lakh as contribution.
K. Venkateswara Rao and G. Lakshmi of Amaravati reminded that the government promised to give houses free of cost. “Now they are asking us to pay money and the bank loan also should be repaid through monthly instalments. It will be a burden on us as the cost of living has increased due to rise in rents, prices of essentials. The government should give houses free of cost,” they said.
APCRDA director (lands) B.L. Chennakesva Rao said objections can be submitted to the APCRDA from August 21 to 23 and that the final list of the beneficiaries would be announced on August 24, after completion of scrutiny of all the applications received seeking houses in the Amaravati Capital region....