Metropolises such as Noida are under scrutiny and major comprehensive plans are being drawn to build better infrastructure. The Centre is facilitating adequate amount of funds for urban local bodies in states to make cities more liveable by providing them more and more properties in Noida. “We are taking into account the, roads, water supply etc. and creating a major five-year development plan,” Naidu said while talking about Bengaluru, Pune and Noida cities. He stated that more and more 1bhk flats in Noida will be created so as to provide the urban localities the desired liveable surroundings.
State participation is the major key to achieving adequate infrastructure and it is therefore the essence of realising the ‘Housing for All 2022’ dream. Affordable housing will be a success only when these type of states perform. Around 23,000 houses still lie vacant in Delhi alone because of lack of infrastructure and therefore their buyers. “Where there are people there is a shortage of houses and now there are houses but nobody interested to reside in them. It is proving to be a grave problem,” said Naidu. The main infrastructure concerns that needs to be seriously looked after are drainage, sewage, main roads, byroads, rain water drainage, maintenance of water bodies, etc.
It is now supposed to be joint effort by the Centre, states and local bodies. People only set their keen eyes on better quality and good services. If the states can figure out a method to provide the correct measurements then there’s no going back. “They should try and study the development patterns of several states. Learn from other’s mistakes,” suggested Naidu.