RHB has achieved tremendous feats under Arora’s able leadership: Dhariwal
Jaipur: Urban Development and Housing Minister Shanti Kumar Dhariwal on Friday, assumed the office of the Chairman of Rajasthan Housing Board in his chamber at the Divisional Headquarters.
Commissioner of the Rajasthan Housing Board Pawan Arora welcomed him by presenting a bouquet.
Speaking on the occasion, Dhariwal told the media that in a short span of just 18 months, RHB has achieved tremendous feats under the able leadership of Commissioner Pawan Arora.
The Board, which had to break the FDR for its daily expenses, has earned a revenue of Rs 2,621 crore, the highest ever since its inception.
“After formation of Ashok Gehlot’s government, the first focus of the CM was on improving the condition of the Board, he said. Pawan Arora was given the responsibility of the Board so that the it could again stand on its feet. I am happy that Pawan Arora and his team have given a new identity to the Board,” Dhariwal said.
Dhariwal said that the Board, whose houses were not being sold, now has made two world records of selling the most houses within a short period of time.
The Board has disposed off 8,164 surplus houses and 1,840 commercial properties. The ‘Apni Dukan Apna Business’ plan was brought out for the unemployed. Under this, revenue of Rs 133 crore was earned from the sale of 855 shops.
The Board has not only sold surplus houses, but has also done a great job by setting up RHB Atish Market, Ayush Market and Rana Sanga Market and selling almost all of their properties in a short period of time.
18 new residential schemes were launched in small cities, construction work of 5,864 houses has been started.
Along with this, the construction of Coaching Hub in Pratap Nagar of Jaipur, City Park in Mansarovar and Pratapnagar in Jaipur, Mansarovar, Nayala and Chowpati in Jodhpur and Kota are going on, which will accelerate the development in these cities.