Rajkot: 192 sweepers get houses

The fire-station has four garages, a control-room, a store-room and 12 staff quarters. It has been built at the cost of Rs 2.63 crore.

By: Express News Service | Rajkot | Published:October 24, 2016 4:24 am

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya inaugurated 192 houses built for sweepers of Rajkot Municipal Corporation (RMC) and laid foundation stone for houses for slum-dwellers of Hinglajnagar are of the city on Sunday.

At a ceremony held in Hinglajnagar slum on Kalavad road, Mandaviya inaugurated 192 flats constructed by RMC for its sweepers in Ward No 3. These 1BHK flats have been built at the cost of Rs 8.85 crore. Mandaviya also inaugurated the newly-built fire station in Santoshinagar area of the city. The fire-station has four garages, a control-room, a store-room and 12 staff quarters. It has been built at the cost of Rs 2.63 crore.

Similarly, the Minister also laid the foundation stone for a housing project of residents of Hinglajnagar. The RMC has awarded this site to a private builder for rehabilitation of the slum pocket on public private partnership mode under Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojna.