THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The City Corporation’s new proposal has come as a sigh of relief for the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) beneficiaries whose plots fall in the red zone. A survey will be conducted on a cost-sharing basis by the Corporation in association with the Airport Authority of India (AAI) in order to provide the PMAY beneficiaries the required no-objection certificate (NOC). The beneficiaries do not have to pay for the survey.
As many as 10 wards of the Corporation fall under the red zone area. A specialized survey, done by authorised agencies, which is a costly affair, is mandatory for issuing NOC. However, a major issue faced by the PMAY housing beneficiaries is that they have to make use of the service of authorized surveyors who charge around Rs 20,000. Allowing a relaxation on the cost, the local body and AAI have decided to bear the expense exclusively for the sake of the PMAY beneficiaries.