The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) drew lots for the allotment of 52 small flats digitally in Maloya. The lots were drawn as part of the Slum Rehabilitation Program. The eligibility of the applicants was recommended by The Union Territory (UT) estate office. Another computerized draw was arranged for two applicants who were taken under the wing of the Oustees Scheme.
The applicants and senior officers of the UT administration were present for the draw, which ensured transparency in the proceedings. The senior UT officers acted as independent judges.
The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of CHB, Yashpal Garg has reported that the results of the draw have been uploaded on the housing board’s website. Those who have been allotted the flats will be required to pay a license fee of Rs 1000 every month for 20 years. After that, the balance amount will be collected from them to grant them ownership of the flats.
The construction of flats in Maloya has initiated in 2014 at a cost of Rs 250 crore under The Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM), a massive city modernization scheme. Out of the total 25,728 flats promised for slum dwellers, the CHB has built as many as 12,736 units till date.