HUDA to construct 27,000 houses: CM

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Panchkula, Feb 20 (UNI) Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today said Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) will construct 27,000 houses across the state at a cost of Rs 750 crore.

The Chief Minister was addressing the gathering after laying the foundation stone for the construction of 2,072 houses to be built at a cost of Rs 50 crore under the first phase of Jawahar Lal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission here.

He said a new Housing Policy was also being drafted under which 50 thousand houses would be constructed for - poor people in the next three years.

Mr Hooda said as many as 7,114 four-storey houses would be constructed under the three phases of the Mission in sector 20, 26, 28 and Industrial Area Phase-I of Panchkula. The total covered area of each house would be 360 square feet, which would cost about Rs 2.60 lakh. The land would be given free of cost by Huda Haryana Urban. The construction of these houses would be completed by January 2009.

He hoped that ensuing General Budget would have many concessions and reliefs for the people belonging to poor segment of society.

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