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Housing societies still to warm up to govt offer

The first ever private-public-partnership for building internal roads and installing streetlights in housing societies has got a lukewarm response from the people so far.

The first ever private-public-partnership for building internal roads and installing streetlights in housing societies has got a lukewarm response from the people so far.

In the 2012-13 budget,the state government set aside Rs 100 crore for the project under the Swarnim Jayanti Mukhyamantri Shaheri Vikas Yojana.

Under the scheme,a housing society has to send a project plan to the civic body for approval. Once it gets the nod,the government will bear 50% of the project cost while the civic body and the residents will chip in with 30% and 20% of the cost,respectively.

So far,the central zone has received only three applications. Both west and east zones have received 77 applications each,civic officials said.

The applications will be screened for verification of claims made about compliance with terms and conditions and details of taxes paid. This will be followed by spot visits by engineering department officials for measurements based on which estimation of project cost will be made,said an additional city engineer. After this,the AMC will float tenders for execution of works.