The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) has invited applications for the sale of 4,034 low-cost houses from April 27.
These online forms can be downloaded from the Mhada website and submitted to Axis Bank branches in Mumbai, Thane and Navi Mumbai between April 27 and May16.
The final lottery will be held on May 31 at Rangasharda Hall by the computerised system.
Amarjit Singh Manhas, chairman of Mhada (Mumbai) who is holding the fourth consecutive lottery, said: “We expect lakhs of people to apply due to low prices and superior quality of houses.” The flats are located at Sion, Ghatkopar, Versova, Vikhroli and Malwani among others.
Manhas also announced that Mhada would also start call centres to assist people to fill online forms. This time, Axis with 65 branches in the city and adjoining areas was the only bidder and bagged the contract.
For the first time, Mhada is going for online filling of forms as this would eliminate mistakes of the applicants which resulted in rejections of forms.
In the last three years Mhada had put on sale 8,182 low-cost houses, which attracted approximately 8.28 lakh applications.
“This would provide the much-needed respite and the response would be overwhelming,” said Shreedhar Sharma, chairman, Ravathy Foundation, an NGO working on housing issues.