As per the survey conducted the present housing shortage is of the order of 18750 housing units or plots and for additional population of eleven lacs for next twenty years the requirement for housing plots/units will be 37500.In view of huge gap in demand and supply, the price of land has gone terribly high and the residents of the city especially the economically weaker sections, Low income groups and even the Middle Income Groups are unable to purchase the land in the open market. Besides the land purchased in the open market is undeveloped without any basic infrastructure like Roads, Drains, Water Supply, Electric Infrastructure and sanitation. The Supply and demand gap has also lead to encroachments on River and Nallah Banks and other state lands including green belts and water Bodies.
To ease the problem, the SDA has proposed acquisition of 32000 kanals of land in next twenty years at various identified places but such acquisition requires huge resources for which the Government is being approached for financial assistance.
To start with, the SDA has initiated acquisition of 4200 kanals of Rakhs land in Village Rakh-Gund-Aksha which has been transferred by Government to SDA but the land is under the possession of kamas for which the SDA has to pay compensation to kamas. The payment of compensation /improvement charges to kamas has been started and Rs. 190.00 lacs has already been disbursed.Development of Township in Rakh-Gund-Aksha by involving Joint sector have been initiated and the modalities for development of this township on most modern lines are being worked out.
Township at Rakh-Gund-Aksha, the Dream Project of “Model Township” in all respects at Rakh Gund Aksha shall be SDA’s star project. After removing the initial hitches/difficulties, the dream project shall be developed in public private partnership.
Rakhe-Gund Akshah – A Vision
- Most Modern Township
- rakh-gund-aksha A Blend of Traditional Architecture Features with Modernity
- Just 7 kms from Lal Chowk
- Bounded by National Highway, NH Bypass and Budgam Road
- Total Land Area is 6000 kanals
- Predominantly an MIG Town with an over all Population of about 50,000 Persons
- Self Contained/Regulated Service Area witht, Sewerage Treatment Plant and Drainage Disposal System including Garbage Collection and Disposal Facility within the Township
- A City Forest Area within the Township having a Mini Zoo
- Jogging Tracks, Club Houses, Water Bodies and Mini Golf Courses is an Added Attraction
- Community Centers, Institutional Area within the Township
- Internal Circulation System Design on Local Area Basis
- Traditional Bazaar System Blended with Modern Planning Concepts
- Broad Categorization Chart
- Category plot size Flat area Percentage
- HIG/NRK 1 k to 1.25 k 1300-1800 sft 20% (15+5)
- MIG 1000-1300 sft 40%
- LIG 600 sft 20%
HOUSING COLONY HIG/MIG/LIG AT BEMINA
A Housing Colony catering to all income categories has been envisaged on 303 kanal land in Bemina .
The colony has 55 plots (measuring 45`x80`) of HIG Category, 80 plots of MIG Category (measuring 40`x60`) each) and 111 No.s plots ( each measuring 25`x40`) for LIG/EWS category.
Bigger plots have also been reserved for construction of flats in MIG category and LIG category. Open spaces and community facility area has also been proposed in the Colony. Earthfilling, Laying of roads completed. All plots in HIG, MIG and LIG categories have already been allotted .
- Total Area – 303 kanals
- Cost of HIG Plots – Rs. 15, 33600
- Cost of MIG Plots – Rs. 8,50000
- Cost of LIG Plots – Rs. 1,42000
Status of Project
Earthfilling, Laying of roads completed. All plots in HIG, MIG and LIG categories have already been allotted .
Flatted development and community facility has to be taken up.
Flatted Accommodation (Vertical Housing)
Keeping in tune with the fast-changing urban landscape of Srinagar and mounting stress on its scarce land resources, SDA has embarked upon the ambitious initiative of exploring trans-formative and sustainable solution for affordable housing in the city by pioneering the concept of vertical colonies with integrated community facilities.
What SDA strives to explore in this new initiative is to make people realize the dream of owning a secure, compact and affordable home in Srinagar and facilitate them to relocate with fast-changing housing needs without occupying as much land resources as the traditional houses do.
Scarcity of land within city limits necessitates vertical expansion of the city. At Bemina on a plot of 12 kanals of land on Bemina Budgam Road a multistoryed apartments have been developed. Apartments have accommodation of one drawing room, two bedrooms Kitchen & toilet (Type-I) and one drawing room , two bedrooms two toilets and kitchen (Type-II)
i.) Plot Area 12 Kanals
ii.) Number of Blocks 5 Nos.
iii.) Total No. of Flats 92 Nos.
iv.) Total No. of flats in each Block
PHASE-I (2 blocks) 16 Nos. (each block)
PHASE-II (3 blocks) 20 Nos (each block)
v.) Total No. of storeys
Ground + III PHASE-I
Gulposh Apartments Phase-I
2 Blocks – 32 Flats – Area of each Flat 777 sft
Status of Project
Allotted & Possession has been handed Over
Residential Flats (Gulposh Apartments ) Phase-II at Bemina
Total No of Blocks = 3 No.
Total No of Flats = 60 No.
Total No of Flats Sold = All (60) No.
Present Status =Alloted and handed over.
Given the mounting demand for flat-type housing in Srinagar and to carry forward the pioneering concept of constructing integrated vertical housing colonies. SDA has earmarked a portion of land measuring 89.38 kanals in the Housing Colony at Bemina along Bye-pass for construction of flatted accommodation (Shehjar Apartments). The project is envisaged as multi storied Apartments (532 flats) for sale to general public on self financing scheme with facilities- Community Hall, Convenient Shopping, etc.
- 19 No. of Towers
- Parking in stilt floor
- 28 Flats in each Tower
- Present Status: Construction of 5 Blocks, 2(2BHK) & 3(3 BHK) in progress.