MC allots 169 flats to slum dwellers

  • HT Correspondent, None, Ludhiana
  • Updated: Apr 15, 2015 19:05 IST

As many as 169 flats were allotted to the slum dwellers under Basic Services for Urban Poor (BSUP) scheme during a draw of lots conducted by the municipal corporation (MC) at its zone B office on Wednesday.

With this, 238 people so far have got the flats in Giaspura under the aforesaid scheme as 69 families of Hambran Road had got the allotment on March 25 this year. The MC has covered three areas under the process near Buddha Nullah including Hambaran Road, Shanti Colony and Bihari Colony.

The MC allotted four flats on the ground floor to the physically-challenged persons.

The civic body had also provided pick and drop facility to the slum dwellers through city bus service to make it easier for them to reach the venue.

Member of legislative assembly (MLA) Ranjit Singh Dhillon, MC superintending engineer SS Khosa, zonal commissioner PS Ghuman and executive engineer HS Bhullar were present during the allotment process.

The actual cost of a flat is `3 lakh. The state government is providing 90 per cent subsidy to the slum dewellers under this scheme, which is sponsored by the central government.

The allottees have to pay `30,000 for a flat, of which `10,000 is to be paid on the spot and rest through installments. IDBI bank has approved their loans. Each family has to pay 10% of the total cost to get the possession of the flat.

This housing scheme will help the municipal corporation in its efforts to make Buddha Nullah pollution-free.

Addressing the allottees, MLA Ranjit Singh Dhillon congratulated them and assured that they would get better environment at the flats.

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