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Manipur government inaugurates housing complex with light gauge steel frame

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Feb 15, 2024 10:14 pm

IMPHAL —In a first of its kind, alternative housing complex constructed with the light gauge steel frame (LGSF) technology was inaugurated at National Games Village at Langol in the outskirts of Manipur state capital on Thursday.

Inaugurating the alternate housing complex consisting of five blocks with a total of 180 dwelling units, Manipur Chief Minister,N. Biren Singh, informed that it is the first housing complex of its kind constructed within the targeted period at the cost of INR 58 crore.

The project was funded by the Housing and Urban Development Corporation Ltd. and the state government.

With this achievement, Biren said the government would take up similar projects at the foothills where agriculture activities could not be taken up so as to conserve paddy land, wetland and rivers for the generation.

He also expressed on the effect of environmental degradation due to large-scale deforestation and urged the public not to encroach the reserved forest areas.

On the development of a water body at Lamphelpat near Imphal at the cost of INR 600 crore, he informed that the government has plans to construct concrete roads in the state with the funding from New Development Bank.

He also informed that the government has plans to construct another view tower at Langol hills, apart from the two view towers which had already been constructed. He also mentioned the plan to connect the view towers with the recreation centre adjoining Lamphelpat waterbody by cable car.

In his welcome note, the commissioner of Municipal Administration, Housing and Urban Development, M Joy Singh, said the alternative housing complex was constructed at an area of 2.16 acre of land.

The buildings are constructed using LGSF technology which is suitable for high seismic zones like Manipur, he said adding that this technology has the benefit of reduction of dead weight (60%) compared to RCC buildings.

Other ministers and officials accompanied the chief minister.

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By Sobhapati Samom Updated: Feb 15, 2024 10:14:09 pm
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