Bhubaneswar:7/12/17; Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) is planning to construct two rental housing complexes for migrant construction workers. The project, with locations at Shampur and Chandrasekharpur respectively, will cost around Rs. 5.64 crore and would have the capacity to shelter 200 workers.
The complexes will have all basic amenities i.e. toilets, mass kitchen, common dining hall and drinking water supply facilities apart from provision for health-care service. The development authority has already floated tenders for the construction of the rental housing complexes. This would be a part of the State Government’s initiative to provide housing for all and the migrant workers, coming for construction work from different regions of Odisha will be greatly benefitted.
As the unorganised way of residing in makeshift houses like slums across the city is creating a bad picture of the Temple City, which off late, has emerged as the top Smart City with its unique child-friendly proposal, the rental houses would restrict the creation of slums in the city and make the urban development scenario, slum-free.