Port Blair, Oct. 22: Shri. Ajoy Bairagi, State President, Bharatiya Janata Party has thanked the Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi for the gift of 555 houses for Economically Weaker Sections under Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY).

The e-tender for construction of the houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) has been called by NBCC (INDIA) Limited, which is a Govt. of India Enterprise. The houses are to be constructed at Prothrapur, Brichgunj and Brookshabad in Port Blair.

The estimated cost for construction of the 555 houses is Rs. 129, 71,03,271.00 (Rupees One Hundred Twenty Nine crores Seventy One Lakhs Three Thousand Twenty One Only).

The construction of 555 houses for the Economically Weaker Section under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (PMAY) needs to be completed in 21 months from the date of award of the tender.

Such huge projects will also bring employment for the Islanders as well as help the Economically Weaker Section of the society in their endeavour to lead a dignified and happy life, said Bairagi in a communication to the press.