PM to hand over Chandigarh flats to slum dwellers

Last Updated: Sat, Sep 14, 2013 06:10 hrs

Chandigarh, Sep 14 (IANS) Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in Chandigarh Saturday to hand over keys to newly-constructed one-room flats to slum dwellers.

The prime minister will hand over keys to beneficiaries at Dhanas area of the union territory under the city's slum rehabilitation scheme.

Punjab Governor Shivraj Patil, Haryana Governor Jagannath Pahadia, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda accompanied the prime minister to the site.

A total of 8,848 flats will be handed over to slum dwellers as part of the scheme.

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