New housing policy to ensure houses for middleclass: Rane

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Mumbai, Mar 18 (UNI) Looking at the rising cost of Housing in the Metropolis, Maharashtra's new housing policy will ensure that 30 per cent of flats are reserved for middle and lower-middle class, Revenue Minister Narayan Rane informed the Legislative council today.

Under the housing policy that will be drafted by the government, there is a proposal to have flats of 400-600 square feet area in all new constructions and projects to be undertaken in the city, Mr Rane said.

Shiv Sena's Madhukar Sarpotdar said the rising housing prices in the city and construction of two, three and four bedroom, hall and kitchen flats by builders and developers in the city was keeping the middle class away from the city as they have to opt for houses in Navi Mumbai and far off areas.

Mr Rane said the issue of housing for middle class will be solved to some extent once the new bill on housing is passed in the Assembly.

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