New tech reduces flat construction time to less than a year

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NEW DELHI: Nearly 66% of the 6,368 affordable houses being built under the Light House Projects (LHPs) using new technologies, which PM Narendra Modi talked about in his Mann ki Baat on Sunday, have their factories at far off places from their actual sites.
Most parts of the projects are being done in controlled factory environments that ensure good finishing and completion of these buildings in less than a year. These pre-fabricated parts are brought to the sites for assembling.
A total of 3,284 multi-storey flats being built at Agartala, Lucknow and Rajkot have their factories at Indore, Bhopal, Bhilai and Pune. Similarly, for another 1,024 flats under construction at Indore, the work is in full swing at factories in Nagpur, Pune, Hyderabad and Bhilai.
This is for the first time the government has taken up six pilot housing projects using new technologies to build multi-storey flats up to 13 floors across six cities in just one year, primarily…

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