Hyderabad: Houses for poor in Jubilee Hills

TD says take Emaar land; KCR agrees to shift Blue Cross.

Hyderabad: The opposition Telugu Desam on Tuesday asked the government to take back the 400 acre unutilised land of Emaar-MGF in Manikonda to build 2BHK houses for the poor since the government was facing a severe land crunch in the city.

Speaking in the Legislative Assembly, TD MLA A. Revanth Reddy said 3 acre of prime land in Jubilee Hills was allotted to Akkineni Amala’s Blue Cross Society, an animal welfare charity. He said the government should shift this to the city outskirts as the organisation that takes care of street dogs does not need land in a prime locality like Jubilee Hills.

He urged the government to build 2BHK houses for the poor on that land. He added that if this was done, both rich and poor could live side by side and it would help reduce the divide between them. His suggestion was welcomed by Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, who was seen asking officials sitting in the Officers Block to note it down.

“The government is struggling to find land for the 2BHK housing scheme for poor in core areas of the city. Earlier, it tried to take 11 acres of Osmania University land for this but backtracked after students protested. There is no need to try all this. There is unutilised 400 acre of Emaar-MGF and 3 acres of Blue Cross on which 2BHK houses can be built. This will help the poor to live in posh areas like Manikonda, Jubilee Hills etc. with pride along with the rich,” Mr Reddy remarked.

Mr Reddy also demanded that the government step up pressure on Maharashtra to demolish illegal barrages on the Godavari before executing the recent MoU on irrigation projects signed by the CMs of both the states. He also asked the government to give clarity to applicants regarding the actual number of vacancies to be filled through recruitment exams.

“During elections, you said lakhs of vacancies would be filled. After coming to power, you said the vacancies were just about 1.07 lakh. Now you are saying that only 55,000 vacancies will be filled. Students and the unemployed are confused over this,” he said.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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