HIMUDA to develop satellite towns in H.P: Sudhir Sharma

Nov 05, 2013 19:41 | Poltics

Satellite Townships to be developed in the State: Shri Sudhir Sharma

Sudhir Sharma, Urban Development, Housing and Town & Country Planning Minister said that five satellite townships would be developed in the State under Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode and Foreign Direct Investment (FDI). Shri Sharma was presiding over the 30th meeting of Board of Directors of HIMUDA, here today.

Shri Sudhir Sharma said that State Government was keen to establish five new integrated townships at Shimla, Solan, Mandi, Hamirpur and Dharamshala. For this, HIMUDA intends to appoint experts having experience in development of integrated townships/related Projects and would seek National and International Transaction expertise on structuring of such projects before the same were put on bidding. Interested National and International private sector players had been invited on or before 15 December, 2013.

Urban Development, Housing and Town & Country Planning Minister said that HIMUDA would established a housing colony at Sheel in Distric Solan under PPP Mode and 32,132.10 Sqm land had been acquired by HIMUDA. He said that Residential Housing Colony would also be established at Trilokpur in District Sirmour under self financing scheme. It includes construction of 72 flats for category-I, 56 flats for cat-II, 48 flats for cat.-III and 80 flats for cat.-IV flats with parking facility. He said that integrated residential township at Mandhala Phase-II (Sansiwala) in District Solan would also be developed. He said that HIMUDA   had acquired 30745.32 Sqm land at Sansiwala in which 13 Industrial Plots of different sizes have been proposed.

The Board of Directors gave its nod to construct Assistant Engineering Office-cum-store Building in Social Housing Colony at Nahan. Internal services and development of sites will be included in the project and the work will be completed in next nine months. The BoD also gave its approval to construct shopping complex in the premises of Housing Colony constructed by HIMUDA at Nalagarh in District Solan.  It was decided to invite fresh applications of various categories to fill up backlog posts besides, backlog posts reserved for persons with Disabilities in HIMUDA. The BoD also gave its approval for amendment of Recruitment and promotion Rules of Engineer (Civil) in HIMUDA.

Shri K. Sanjay Murthy, Principal Secretary, Housing, Urban Development and TCP detailed about the activities being undertaken by the HIMUDA.

CEO-cum-Secretary HIMUDA, Shri Sunil Chaudhary, Secretary Finance Shri Amandeep Garg, ENC, PWD Shri Pradeep Chauhan, ENC, IPH Shri NL. Sharma and Non Official Members Shri Yashwant Chhajta, Shri Suresh Kumar and Shri Vijay Sharma and other official members participated in the meeting.