India’s central government has announced plans to build more than 10,500 new houses in the next two years as part of a massive plan to transform the city of Indore.
The government, in a statement, said the scheme will see the creation of 10,100 housing units in the capital.
It will be the largest housing scheme in the country, and is part of the government’s ambitious plan to build an additional 2,000 to 3,000 dwellings per annum.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to visit the city on May 18 to inaugurate a massive new housing complex.
The new homes will be built by private developers, the government said.
The government has also set up a National Housing Guarantee Fund to cover the construction costs.
Indore is a city that has seen a steady stream of violent clashes since the killing of an anti-national group leader in May.
The attack in a mosque in the eastern suburb of Nanded triggered a spate of protests.