At last Rajya Sabha Secretariat employees will be getting dwelling units as the government will be constructing 40 houses in the prime Sector 12, R.K. Puram in the national capital. It may be noted that the land was allotted for the Secretariat as early as in 2003. Chairman of Rajya Sabha and Vice President of India, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu yesterday laid the Foundation Stone for the housing complex project by remotely unveiling the plaque from Uprashtrapati Niwas.
This project is being taken up in compliance with GRIHA (Green Rating for Integrated Habitat Assessment) norms. It will have features like roof top solar power generation, monolithic framework of construction, intelligent building management system, double basement for car parking etc. The project will come up on 8,700 Sq. Mtrs of precious land allotted 17 years ago and the project will cost Rs 46 crore.
Presently there are only 536 housing units to meet the housing demand. These include 105 housing units built by the secretariat at INA market and 431 units provided by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs under the Departmental Pool.
The government has also decided to build 60 housing units including 32 Type III and 28 Type IV houses over a land parcel of 4,024 sq. metres at an estimated cost of about Rs.46 cr. NBCC has furnished the Detailed Project Report for this first phase of housing complex at R.K.Puram. This complex will have two blocks, one with Ground plus 7 floors and the other with Ground plus 13 floors as per the FSI norms.