Shortage of Houses for Government Employees

Shortage of Houses for Government Employees
Union Minister for Urban Development Shri Kamal Nath has said that there is shortage of accommodation for Central Government employees in cities like, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore and Chennai.  The position is comfortable at other stations.
He said in a reply to a question in Lok Sabha today that the following initiatives have been taken to increase availability of houses:-
(i) Construction of residential and office/commercial accommodation at Ghitorini Delhi;
(ii) Redevelopment of old Government colonies, namely, East Kidwai Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Srinivaspuri, Mohammadpur, Kasturba Nagar, Thyagaraja Nagar and Sarojani Nagar in Delhi for utilizing the maximum available floor area ratio (FAR);
(iii) Acquiring 96 flats of various categories in the Common Wealth Games Village, New Delhi; and
(iv)Construction of 130 units of Type-V and Type-VI categories at Hyderabad Estate, Mumbai by demolishing 48 Type-VI flats which have been declared dangerous and meanwhile hiring  50 flats equivalent to Type-VI category to instantly meet the deficiency caused by demolition of existing flats.
Details of Demand and Availability of General Pool Residential Accommodation in Delhi
Status as on 08-03-2013
House Type Stock in GP Total Demand as on Date Shortage/Surplus
(+) – Shortage
(-) – Surplus
1 16722 16788 66
2 23716 34832 11116
3 11723 20189 8466
4 5343 9290 3947
4S 792 3117 2325
5A 1402 2148 746
5B 860 2265 1405
6A 791 1457 666
6B 146 305 159
7 181 372 191
8 125 254 129
Total 61801 91017 29216


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