AP High Court Stays Construction of Houses for Poor at R-5 Zone at Amaravati

Vijayawada: Andhra Pradesh High Court has issued a stay order on the ongoing construction of houses for the poor in R-5 zone at capital city Amaravati, in an interim order on Thursday.

A three judge division bench comprising Justices DVSS Somayajulu, Ch. Manavendranath Roy and Ravinath Tilhari issued the stay order on construction of houses under ‘Pedalandiriki Illu’ programme taken up by the YSR Congress government by allotting house sites for the poor from parts of Guntur and Krishna districts.

Recently, Chief Minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy launched the distribution of house sanction proceedings at Venkatapalem at Thullur mandal in Guntur district and even lashed out at the Opposition parties like Telugu Desam for creating legal hurdles for construction of 50,793 houses at an estimated cost of Rs 1,370 crore. He said that they were taking up construction of houses in 1,400 acres land in 25 layouts to provide houses to 50,793 women beneficiaries from Amaravati region with each house estimated to cost Rs 2.70 lakh for construction.

Several farmers associations moved the HC challenging the GO 45 to facilitate allotment of house sites and construction of houses to the poor at R-5

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