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Chandigarh Housing Board admits goof-up in allotting parking space

Making mockery of the system, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has admitted goof-up in allotting parking space to the allottees during the draw of lots held for parking space on September 6 for the Sector-63 housing project.

punjab Updated: Nov 05, 2015 10:42 IST
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The CHB flats at Sector 63 in Chandigarh.
The CHB flats at Sector 63 in Chandigarh.(Gurminder Singh/HT Photo)

Making mockery of the system, the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has admitted goof-up in allotting parking space to the allottees during the draw of lots held for parking space on September 6 for the Sector-63 housing project.

The four-member committee constituted to sort out the issue decided on Wednesday to re-allocate the parking space to nearly 60 allottees who have already been allotted space through draw of lots. Also, the committee decided to allot the space to left-out allottees as per their convenience.

One of the members of the committee said some of the allottees who have already got the parking space will be reallocated as there was flaw in the drawings. Also, we will be allotting the parking space in the open to the left-out allottees as per their convenience.

Speaking to Hindustan Times, CHB secretary Danish Ashraf said, “We have sorted out the issue now. All will get allotment letters that were withheld due to it.”

One of the allottees BS Sohal said they have made the mockery of the system. “Why are they re-allocating the space? Responsibility of CHB architect should be fixed as he should have taken care of the issue earlier,” he added.

Governing board member of CHB Prem Kaushik said, “I will take up the issue in the coming governing body meeting.”

On October 8, HT had reported how the CHB forgot to include names of the 17 allottees who had later demanded cancellation of the draw of lots. The matter had come to the light after some allottees approached the CHB regarding parking space and didn’t find their names in the list despite submitting their application in time.

Subsequently, the CHB also realised the glaring mistake. Following which, the CHB constituted a four-member committee under the chairmanship of board secretary Danish Ashraf to look into the issue.

On September 6, the CHB had held draw of lots to provide parking space to more than 50% of the allottees who had paid Rs 1 lakh extra for additional stilt parking space; those who had not opted for the space were offered Rs 50,000 rebate in the total cost of the flat.

The draw of lots was held as there is space for only 700 allottees against total 2,108 flats constructed by the CHB. Of 888 allottees of two-bedroom flats, only 446 will get the stilt parking facility, while only 164 of 336 allottees of three-bedroom flats will get the same facility.

The muddle

On Oct 8, HT had reported how CHB forgot to include names of the 17 allottees who had later demanded cancellation of the draw of lots

The matter had come to the light after some allottees had approached the CHB regarding parking space and didn’t find their names in the list despite submitting their application in time

Subsequently, the CHB also realised the glaring mistake. Following which, the CHB constituted a four-member committee

On September 6, the CHB had held draw of lots to provide parking space to more than 50% of the allottees who had paid Rs 1 lakh extra for additional stilt parking space; those who had not opted for the space were offered Rs 50,000 rebate in the total cost of the flat.