Govt planning legislation to regulate unplanned housing growth

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Kolkata, Feb 27 (UNI) The West Bengal Government was actively considering a comprehensive legislation to regulate unplanned growth of housings and prices of flats in the city and suburbs of the state.

Addressing the ''Realty Expo-2008'', state Urban Development and Municipal Affairs Minister Ashok Bhattacharjee today said there was shortage of housing across the country, but unplanned growth of housing would prove counter productive.

The Minister pointed out that random growth of e-malls and housings in this metro had also created traffic bottlenecks, besides sewerage and drinking water supply problems.

The Government had set up a three-member committee to look into those problems and eport to the authorities, he informed.

Mr Bhattacharjee also said though private realtors were contributing hugely in housing sector, they were neglecting the people living in the slums.

He said though the government was acting as a facilitator for housing industry in the Public Private Participation (PPP), he would like the promoters and developers build houses with afforadable price and address the problems facing the slum dewellers.

The five-day ''Realty Expo-2008'', first of its kind, was being organised by the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) to showcase a plethora of real estate projects and allied industries under one roof.

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