With the state government planning to provide sand free in Andhra Pradesh, builders and customers are upbeat about reduced construction costs in the coming days. According to realty sources, while the cost of sand as part of a building construction is only about 5 per cent, the indirect costs attached to availability of sand will also help in reducing prices of apartments as well as other construction projects being taken up by the state government. However there is no clarity on the operational part of the scheme as yet.
Credai Vizag chairman K Ramakrishna Rao said, “As per the government’s decision to provide sand free of cost to the public, the benefit will be passed on to both the builders and customers. The builders will definitely pass on the benefit to customers and more importantly many of the projects, which have been stalled until now due to the lack of sand, will get kickstarted again.”