S.A.S NAGAR, MARCH 25: The Punjab Urban Development Authority is moving ahead to completely develop Sector 66, this is the township's newest locality. According to PUDA Additional Chief Administrator Seema Jain, several new housing schemes for the sector will be floated after April.
Of the sector's 258.02 acres, areas have already been earmarked for two industrial pockets and a site for the proposed sewerage treatment plant.
This amounts to roughly one-third of the sector's area. The remaining 118 acres will be developed as residential, institutional and commercial areas.
Giving the area break-up proposed for the new sector, PUDA Superintending Engineer G.R. Jakhu disclosed that 4.4 acres will be parcelled out to government, semi-government and cooperative societies for group housing projects. The development budget for this area is estimated at Rs 9 crore which covers roads, sewerage, storm drains, water supply, electricity and landscaping.
On another 34.87 acres, PUDA will construct multi-storey LIG and MIG housing complexes. The developmental costs for the LIG and MIG construction are estimated at Rs 734.71 lakh and 981.68 lakh respectively.
As per PUDA designs, the 696 LIG units will be built on a per dwelling plot area of 39 square yard with 274 square feet covered area, extendible by a further 128.25 square feet in the courtyard and in the first floor terrace. The design provides four flats on the ground floor and two on the first floor.
The 464 MIG units will be built on a per dewelling plot area of 81.6 square yard with 617 square feet covered area at ground floor, extendible by a further 175 square feet in the courtyard. On the first floor the covered area will be 700 square feet extendible by a further 377 square feet on the terrace.
The infrastructural development budget for this area is estimated at Rs 3 crore.
For public buildings 4.4 acres have been allotted while 9.82 acres are earmarked for commercial sites and an equal area for institutional sites. Educational institutions will be accommodated on 3.82 acres for a high school and 1.26 acres for a primary school. Five parks will also be laid out. "The whole work of development is scheduled for completion by December," Jakhu said.
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