The Prime Minister of India is seeking approval from the Parliament for a plan to build more than 4,500 new units in the capital, Delhi.
The plan is to add a total of 1.7 lakh units, a top official in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s office told the Wall Street Journal on Friday.
It would be the biggest expansion in Delhi’s skyline in years.
The move would be in line with the government’s plan to modernise Delhi’s infrastructure, which has been plagued by problems over a decade.
Mr Modi said last year that the government would build 4.5 lakh units over a 10-year period, with the first batch to be completed by 2019.
The project, he said, would “change the face of our city forever”.