Some of the inhabitants are claiming that the ‘kuchha’ houses they lived in before moving into these houses were better

The JnNURM complexes had triggered controversy when the construction of the buildings was undertaken with loans availed from HUDCO banks, which offered rates of interest higher than that of nationalised banks. 


MYSURU: It was a novel, and indeed noble, endeavor undertaken jointly by the state and central governments with the aim to provide housing to the poor and underprivileged sections of the society. However, the condition of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JnNURM) housing complexes in the city, is indicative of the massive gap between planning and execution. The massive cracks that have developed on the roof of many apartments, coupled with the vulnerability of the structures, is posing a direct and very real threat to the safety of the inhabitants. 

In fact, some of the inhabitants are claiming that the ‘kuchha’ houses they lived in before moving into these houses were better. 

The houses constructed under JnNURM in Ekalavyanagar were handed over to the beneficiaries nine months ago. That cracks that have developed in these structures attest to the shoddy quality of work. What is worse is that window panes, and doors have been blown away by gusty winds. Clogged drains and water seepage are the other problems that the residents are facing.