Gujarat government has approved four town planning (TP) schemes in Ahmedabad, Surat and Junagadh, where 15,200 low-cost housing units will be built for the economically weaker sections. The state CM approved Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation’s Preliminary TP Scheme under Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority where 7,100 houses will be built under these two schemes.
The TP at Vatva will have 3,800 units on 4.26 hectares, 2.73 hectares have been earmarked for open space, gardens and playgrounds and 5.76 for public amenities. The AUDA TP at Kathwada will have 3,300 units for weaker sections with gardens and playgrounds and public amenities. A total of 12.10 hectares will be available for sale under these two schemes to meet the cost of infrastructural facilities. The TP scheme number 40 of Surat Municipal Corporation at Dindoli, will result in the acquisition of approximately 2.40 hectares of land where 2,100 EWS units will be built for the socially and economically weaker sections. This initial TP scheme of Surat includes 0.68 hectares for open space, gardens and playgrounds, 7.42hectares for public amenities and approximately 1.99 hectares for sale to meet the cost of infrastructural facilities. The TP scheme number 10 under the Junagadh Urban Development Authority at Shapur will have about 6,000 housing units, 7.76 hectares for gardens and playgrounds, 7.36 hectares for public amenities and about 16.93 hectares for sale to meet the cost of the construction of infrastructural facilities.