Chief minister YS Jagan Mohan Reddy on Wednesday directed officials to speed up construction of houses in the state. He also told the officials to keep the Tidco houses ready.
The chief minister held a review meeting with the officials of the housing department at his Tadepalli camp office. He cautioned the officials that the Tidco houses should not become slums in future due to bad maintenance. The CM stressed on the need for proper maintenance of the Tidco houses to ensure cleanliness.
The officials informed the chief minister that so far 5,005 crore was spent on housing in the present fiscal while 40,576 Tidco houses have been handed over to the beneficiaries.
“Extending a helping hand to the welfare associations in adopting best maintenance methods, Tidco should work in coordination with the representatives of the housing associations,” he instructed the housing department officials.
He was told that a total number of 1,10,672 Tidco houses would be handed over to the beneficiaries by December and another 1,10, 968 houses will be given by March next. The officials informed the chief minister that the process of registrations in the first phase is also almost over.
While the department has been paying attention to the construction of the houses sanctioned in Visakhapatnam, works related to basic infrastructure facilities such as electrification are also being expedited in colonies already constructed.
The officials further explained that the residents’ welfare associations are being formed in colonies where there are more than 1,000 housing units. Awareness is being created among the welfare associations on proper maintenance of sanitation, sewage treatment plants and street lights.