Giving relief to nearly 5,000 allottees of independent houses of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), the board has allowed covering 70% area instead of 60%. Independent houses of CHB are in Sectors 40, 41 and from 43 to 47. As of now, the covered area on the ground floor was 60%; on the first floor it was 40% and on the second floor, one could cover 20%. Now, on all three floors, 70% area can be covered. The allottees will have to pay Rs 200 per square feet for additional coverage that has been done without prior approval subject to a minimum of Rs 20,000.
Board chairman Maninder Singh said allottees of independent houses, who have already made additions and alterations in respective dwelling units that are not as per the standard designs, are allowed to submit their plans to the CHB for approval of additions/alterations along with structural design and duly-stamped certificate of structural stability by a registered structural engineer.
“Under the conditions, it should not exceed 70% ground coverage and Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 2 and shall also be conforming to the bylaws applicable to the houses allotted by the Estate Officer, UT, Chandigarh,” he said.
Also, mutual consent of all allottees that is the ground floor, the first floor, the second floor and the third floor etc. of the block and also of the adjoining floor having a common wall is needed. For this purpose, a block is defined as all dwelling units accessed by a common staircase.
In Sector 51, two-bed flat goes for Rs 77.5 lakh
Chandigarh: Under the assured allotment scheme of Sector 51 housing scheme, the CHB on Friday conducted the process of opening of sealed bids of the applicants who had applied under the Self Financing Housing Scheme-2016. The highest bid went for `77.5 lakh, for which two applicants were eligible, whereas the lowest bid went for Rs 70.5 lakh. The reserve price was `69 lakh. As many as 78 applicants applied under the scheme for 50 flats and now 28 remaining applicants will be transferred under general category, for which draw will be held on July 30. The Board also decided that for allowing transfer of dwelling units before handing over of the possession of the dwelling unit, keeping in view the investments made by the allottees and for facilitating transfers with a nominal charge of 5% , instead of 15%, of the revised consideration money.