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Cabinet stamp on 50,000 flats for serving, ex-servicemen

chandigarh Updated: Dec 18, 2013 21:32 IST
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The state government on Wednesday decided to launch a housing scheme for defence personnel both serving and ex-servicemen, para-military personnel and ex-para military personnel of the state, under which they will provided flats at a subsidised rate.

Chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda told newspersons that the government would construct 50,000 flats in five cities of the state at an estimated cost of about Rs 8,000 crore.

The five cities where these flats would be constructed are Panchkula, Faridabad, Gurgaon, Sonepat and Bahadurgarh. However, more cities may be added as per the demand assessment and availability of land.

Two types of nine-storeyed flats with carpet area of 500 sq ft and 600 sq ft with FAR 2.25 and density as 900 persons per acre would be constructed. These flats would be allotted to the serving and ex-defence personnel in the rank of JCOs and below.

The tentative sale price of the flats would be Rs 15 lakh for type 'A' and Rs 18 lakh for type 'B'.
HUDA and urban local bodies department would provide 360 acres of land to housing board at different stations for the construction of these flats.

Jobs for kin of martyrs

The cabinet also gave its nod to provide government jobs of classes 3 and 4 on compassionate ground to one eligible living spouse or children of domicile martyrs of armed forces personnel or paramilitary forces personnel. The scheme will also be applicable for Haryana Police personnel and other government employees who sacrifice their lives fighting with anti-social elements or during natural calamities. This will be in addition to other financial benefits given to bereaved families given by the state government.