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Mhada will make an effort to address residents’ complaints

mumbai Updated: Oct 27, 2010 01:27 IST
Naresh Kamath
Naresh Kamath
Hindustan Times
Naresh Kamath

Residents who have been allotted flats in the recent Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada) draws need not worry about inadequate facilities or make repeated rounds of their office.

There have been repeated complaints like leakages in flats, incomplete construction work, non-working lifts and electric appliances.

To tackle this problem, the Mhada board members will conduct surprise checks and conduct coordination meetings with officials in the building premises to rectify the problem.

Amarjit Singh Manhas, chairman, Mhada (Mumbai Board) said the whole aim is to ease the burden of the residents. “We want to ensure the best of the amenities to the people,” said Manhas.

In the last three years, Mhada has allotted 8,182 low-cost flats across the city in areas like Sion, Ghatkopar, Dahisar, Versova and Goregaon. In recent times, due to rising realty rates quoted by private builders and due to improved quality of construction, Mhada has received a tremendous response in the form of lakhs of applications from the homebuyers.

Mhada has also decided to expedite the process of offering conveyance deeds, which means that residents become the owner of the land. It has started a special cell for the same and even some concessions are offered to facilitate the drive.

The vigilance officers will also conduct a massive drive to confiscate the flats of those people who have sold or leased their premises before the mandatory five-year period. “We want to weed out those out to make profit on our premises because this scheme is only for end users,” said Alwayn Das, senior member, Mhada (Mumbai board).