The Vadodara Municipal Corporation (VMC) will be constructing 2,600 houses for the economically weaker sections (EWS). The civic body will construct these houses at Kishanwadi area in the city as a part of the project. The housing scheme will come up under Pradhan Mantri Aavas Yojana (PMAY) at Sanjaynagar in Warasiya.
Reports indicate that of the 2,637 houses that will come up at the site, 1,841 units will be for residents of Sanjaynagar itself. The tender brought out by the Vadodara civic body had made it mandatory for the realtor taking up the project to build 1,841 houses for Sanjaynagar residents and another parcel of 698 houses. Houses of 30 sq m size will be provided to slum dwellers or, those staying in unauthorised settlements will be provided shelter at the site.
VMC receievd the lowest bid by a consortium of Narayan Realty and Sai Ruchi and DMC Infra Developers, who had proposed to make an additional 98 units for the project under PPP mode. While the realtor will develop the houses for the urban poor on a part of the land, he would be able to use the remaining part for commercial purposes.