On Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with the help of drones, reviewed the Light House Project (LHP) under the Global Housing Technology Challenge – India (GHTC – India). GHTC – India, is a program that aims to construct around 1000 houses in 12 months across six states.
On January 1, Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone and asserted that the project is driven by modern technology and innovative processes. Furthermore, he affirmed that the houses built under this program will take less time to built and will be resilient, affordable, and comfortable. Construction practices from across countries namely France, Germany, and Canada will be put into practice, he added.
The Light House Project’s are being built across cities in Indore (Madhya Pradesh), Rajkot (Gujarat), Chennai ( Tamil Nadu), Ranchi (Jharkhand), Agartala (Tripura), and Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh).
As per reports, the project in Indore will be constructed with the use of a prefabricated sandwich panel system. In Rajkot, the houses will be built by implementing French Technology. Monolithic concrete construction technology is to be used. The houses built with this technology are likely to be more capable of withstanding disaster.
On the other hand, Canadian technology is being used in Lucknow, reportedly. In this technology, houses will be constructed by utilizing prepared walls for a faster construction process as a result plaster and paint will not be required. US and Finland’s precast concrete system will be implemented to build houses faster and cheaper in Chennai.
German 3D construction systems are to be applied to construct houses in Ranchi under this program. In accordance with this construction system, each room will be made separately, and later the entire structure will be added in the same way as Lego block toys. In Agartala, houses are being built using steel frames, a New Zealand technology that is able to withstand earthquakes.
According to reports, these cheaper and faster constructions will be used as incubation centers for Indian planners, engineers, architects, and students to facilitate them in learning and experimenting with the new technology.