Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation stone of Light House projects (LHPs) under Global Housing Technology Challenge (GHTC)- at six sites across six States. According to the Prime Minister, the lighthouse projects are examples of the government approach to one-time housing schemes. Indians have chosen a different approach. adopting a different route and better technology to complete the projects faster, These lighthouse projects will be made up of modem technology and innovative processes and reduce the construction time and make a more resilient.
affordable and comfortable house for the poor.
These lighthouses have innovations in construction technology. The Indore will not have brick and mortar walls, instead, they will use the prefabricated sandwich-panel system. The lighthouses in Rajkot will be built using French technology and have monolithic concrete construction technology using a tunnel and the house will be more capable of withstanding disasters.
In Chennai, US and Finland technologies will use the precast concrete system, which will construct the house faster and cheaper. In Ranchi, houses will be built using Germany’s 30 construction system. Each room will be made separately and then the entire structure will be added in the same way as Lego Blocks toys. The houses being built in Agartala with the steel frames using New Zealand’s technology can withstand major earthquake risk. Canada’s technology. being used in Lucknow does not require plaster and paint and will use the entire walls already prepared to build houses faster.
Thousands of houses will be built in 12 months at every location which will act as incubation centres through which planners, architects. engineers and students will be able to learn and experiment with new technology. says the Prime Minister. Along with this. a certificate course will be also started to upgrade the skills related to new technology to the people in the construction sector so that the people can get the best technology and material in the world in house construction.