Nizamabad, January 3
There was no progress in the works of the government’s prestigious scheme of 2BHK house construction in Nizamabad district.
Hopes rose among the thousands of beneficiaries, who applied for the 2BHK houses, after the houses in the villages adopted by Chief Minister Chandrashekar Rao were completed and occupied by beneficiaries.
But the works of 2BHK house construction in the district have not even started as the contractors are not willing to work as per the unit price offered by the government.
The government had decided to construct 1,500 houses in Nizamabad urban constituency, 700 in Nizamabad rural areas, 865 in Armoor and 800 in Balconda constituency. The work was endorsed to Roads and Buildings ministry. Tenders were called for the works two times, but there was no response from contractors. Hence R&B officials are gearing up to call tenders for third time.
The construction works were handed over to Panchayat Raj engineering department in Rudrur, Kotagiri and Varni mandals along with mandals of Bodhan constituency. The officials were able to start works of only 40 houses in Domaledigi village of Kotagiri mandal so far.
A contractor came forward to take up construction of 40 houses in Akbar Nagar in Rudrur mandal but has not started the works yet.
The government fixed Rs 5.04 lakh in villages and Rs 5.30 lakh in urban areas towards construction cost. The government had also decided to spend Rs 1.25 lakh and Rs 75,000 to provide roads, drinking water and other amenities in villages and urban areas respectively.
The district administration checked the possibilities of taking up double bedroom construction under pre-fabrication method, one month ago. The representatives of KEF, a Chennai-based construction company met District Collector Yogitha Rana. Panchayat Raj engineering officials submitted house plans to the company and there was no response from the company even after one month.
There are 39 lay-outs in the four constituencies under R&B limits regarding double bedroom houses. Two lay outs in Nizamabad urban, 17 in Nizamabad rural, 11 in Armoor and nine in Balconda. Also there are lay outs in several places in Bodhan constituency. The government has handed over the survey works of lay outs to private companies. It is reported that the bills to be paid to these companies for survey works were in pending.