The city just got even more attractive for residents of Dera Bassi, Baddi, Kurali and Banur, among others, with the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) changing the eligibility for applying for a flat at its new project in Sector 51. The CHB has decided that people residing within a radius of 25km from the boundary of Chandigarh can apply for a flat under its new project. The previous stipulation was that only residents within the radius of 8km could apply.
The project will be launched on April 1 and 128 two-bedroom flats would be allotted through draw of lots in Sector 51. Each flat would cost Rs 69 lakh.
“The brochure for the project is ready. The flat will comprise a dining room, two bedrooms, balconies, kitchen, store, dress space and two toilets. The allotment will be through draw of lots. We are hoping to start construction in May and will try to complete the project two years,” said CHB chairman Maninder Singh.
The CHB had launched the last scheme in 2008 in Sector 23 where 2,100 flats were constructed.
CHB TO AUCTION PRIDEASIA SITE TO LICENSED BUILDERS
Fifteen months after the controversial high-end residential project Prideasia at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park was finally abandoned, the CBH has decided to auction a chunk of land at the site by April-end.
“We will auction 123 acres in 10 acre blocks to 12 different developers for developing housing societies. The auction would be held in phases depending on the market conditions. We are working out the modalities and dates of auction will be announced shortly,” the chairman said.
Besides housing, some space has also been earmarked for commercial activities such as shopping malls.
Delhi-based private developer Parsvnath Private Limited had surrendered 123 acres of prime land to the CHB in lieu of ` 567.25 crore in February 2015. The project was later abandoned.