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Housing bonanza

Calcutta, Sept. 25: Chief minister Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee will inaugurate two housing complexes at Salt Lake — Saurav Abasan and Amartya Abasan — constructed by the CMDA on October 2.

Urban development minister Ashok Bhattacharya said at Writers’ Buildings this afternoon that Saurav Abasan will have 188 flats and Amartya Abasan 160.

Saurav Abasan has two categories of flats for the middle income group (MIG) and the higher income group (HIG), Bhattacharya said. While the MIG flats will cost Rs 9.71 lakh each, those for the HIG Rs 15.52 lakh each. Several sports personalities have already purchased flats at Saurav Abasan.

The minister also unveiled plans to construct a total of 679 flats for the economically weaker section (EWS), including those evicted from the banks of Tolly’s Nullah. Altogether 336 flats — priced at Rs 70,000 each — would be built at Baishnabghata-Patuli and where priority will be given to those evicted from the banks of Tolly’s Nullah. But the oustees would have to produce proper documents.

In Chetla, the CMDA will construct 343 flats — priced at Rs one lakh each — for the poor. The state government will provide a subsidy of Rs 30,000 per flat at both Baishnabghata-Patuli and Chetla. Work for the projects would begin early next month.

Bhattcharya also announced plans to construct another 200 flats for the economically weaker sections at Chetla. He said over the next three years, the CMDA will construct 5,000 flats in the suburbs.

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