The Andhra Pradesh government has planned to construct houses for all the 9,061 government employees working in Amaravati.
The Capital Region Development Authority (CRDA) submitted the proposal on Wednesday at a review meeting, which was held at Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naiduâ€™s residence in Vijayawada.
During the meeting, the Andhra CM suggested that CRDA officials identify a suitable location for the construction of apartments for convenience of the employees working in the capital city.
The Times of India report said that for High Court judges and senior officers of All-India Services (AIS), several bungalows will be constructed, while official quarters will also be available to legislators.
Naidu said he has also directed officials to construct houses, not only for those who have already arrived at Amaravati, but also for those who would be working in the secretariat and state-level offices.
It was reported that the houses will be constructed in five different categories.
Naidu also directed the officials to construct affordable flats, which will help employees to clear loans in easy instalments.
â€śThe officials and other employees who want to get houses should form themselves into societies. The government will allot land to them in five to six locations of the capital city at nominal prices for construction of apartments. We will earmark 150 to 200 acres for the employeesâ€™ housing purpose. The amount will be deducted from the salaries of employees in instalments. The flats with a plinth area of 2,900 sqft, 2,200 sqft, 1,600 sqft, 1,200 sqft and 900 sqft will be constructed,â€ť Municipal Administration Minister and CRDA Vice-Chairman P Narayana told The New Indian Express.