The central government will be funding the “Slum-free Hyderabad” project under the Rajiv Awas Yojana (RAY) scheme. It is planned to make the city slum-free in five years within five phases. In the first phase, it has been planned to take up 290 out of the total 1, 472 slums of Greater Hyderabad. Housing units, water supply network and connections to individual houses, underground drainage, laying of cement roads and other transport infrastructure are to be included as a part of the project.
The Andhra Pradesh State Housing Board has been asked for help by the GHMC to implement the project under a Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode. The corporation also asked the district collectorate authorities of Hyderabad to find the land for the housing constructions. The state government received project reports for 153 slums for the first phase of project, which is estimated to cost Rs. 545.55 crore and are to be sent to the centre.
Source: Deccan Chronicle