Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) has recently found out that JNNURM homes which are meant for urban poor are not getting occupied. Less than 1,700 housing units have been occupied out of the 17,000 units that were allotted a year back. About Rs.500 crore were spent on these housing colonies. The civic body is planning to spend more to meet the target of constructing over 90,000 units at a cost of Rs. 1,400 crore.
It is said that the reason for this poor response is the lack of coordination between the GHMC and the collectorates of the Hyderabad and Ranga Reddy districts. The allottees are now advised to occupy the housing units prior before May 20. However, the poor urban allottees still do not wish to occupy them. Some of the beneficiaries claimed that it’s difficult to stay at these colonies as they lack security, schools, clinics, or hospitals.
Source: Deccan Chronicle