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GCDA revises deadline for housing project again

The project has already missed multiple deadlines over the past four years and the last deadline was December 31. However, only around 70% of the project has been completed so far, forcing the authorities to set April 30 as the new deadline.

The Greater Cochin Development Authority (GCDA) has revised the deadline for Life Mission housing project on its land at Mundamveli for the rehabilitation of P&T Colony residents due to slow work progress.

The project has already missed multiple deadlines over the past four years and the last deadline was December 31. However, only around 70% of the project has been completed so far, forcing the authorities to set April 30 as the new deadline.

The plan is to construct 86 apartments and there will be 82 beneficiaries of the project. Four units will be used for setting up crèche, reading room, etc. There will be two blocks of buildings and each has four floors. Deck sheet concrete is used for flooring in each floor, while the building has steel structure.

Sources with GCDA said structural erection of block 2 has been completed and the remaining works including plumbing and electrical work is proceeding fast. Block 2 will be completed by January end. The structural erection of block 1 is mid-way and around 14 tonnes of steel material have been stacked at the site and the structure will be erected from this weekend onwards.

“Life Mission is giving around Rs 9 crore out of the total Rs 14 crore in instalments and so far around Rs 4 crore has been received. A proposal has been sent to the Life Mission to get approval for the allotment of next instalment of Rs 2 crore. The work is progressing but only at a slow pace,” said an official.

Earlier, the work was delayed as the contractor Thrissur District Labour Contract Cooperative Society (TDLCCS) reportedly was struggling to raise funds. However, this issue has been resolved.

“We expect to complete the project by April,” said the official.

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