September 9, 2015 3:55:47 am
With permanent households for the Malin landslide affected to be readied by next April, the district administration is planning to decide the specifications and cost with the help of members of the Confederation of Real Estate Developers Association of India (CREDAI) and to make a presentation to the villagers. A meeting with the villagers will be held on September 14.
On Tuesday, CREDAI members made six detailed presentations on what material will be used and its expenditure. The options will be evaluated and presented before the villagers and the most feasible option will be implemented.
It has been a year since the Malin landslide tragedy and the district administration had readied plans for 80 permanent households in the area. The members had visited the site cleared for permanent shelters. The administration had assured that construction of households will commence in January and be completed by April. The site where the permanent shelters will be housed will be on 8 acres at Aamade bought by the government from a private owner.
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“CREDAI members are helping us with the detailed plan and these options after discussion will be put before villagers and the most feasible option will be considered as we want the best structure for the villagers,’’ said District Collector Saurabh Rao after the meeting with the members. The collector will meet the villagers on September 14.
He said there would be discussions on specifications, cost and expectations from the villagers in the detailed discussions as the cost factor will be crucial because as per the plan all the households will cost up to Rs 6 lakh. “We will check if those affected and who have got compensation are willing to pay 20 per cent of the total cost. The rehabilitation package from the state government was Rs 2 lakh per household and after forming the society, the administration can scale up the amount for each of the household. However, the best plan will be considered,’’ the collector assured in the discussion.
Meanwhile, CREDAI contractors have agreed to finish the project in the stipulated time with zero margin, while the Geological Survey of India’s concern on the eastern side of Aamade village has seen the administration changing the layout to house only public buildings, said the administration.
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