By Accommodation Times Bureau
Taking further the vision of Prime Minister, Narendra Modi of providing housing for all by 2022, the Haryana Chief Minister, Manohar Lal handed over the final possession certificate of flats to the beneficiaries of affordable Housing Scheme under Defence and Paramilitary category floated by Haryana Housing Board in Sector 31, Panchkula.
Addressing the beneficiaries, the Chief Minister said that they had served the nation with dedication. It is the duty of every citizen of the country to respect their dedication. The Chief Minister saluted the service of the servicemen.
Housing Minister, Krishan Lal Panwar said that this is the first scheme of the country under which flats have been provided to defence personnel at one place. After constitution of Housing Board, 90,000 flats have been constructed by the Board of which 90 per cent are for people belonging to Economically Weaker Sections. He said that such scheme was being implemented for defence personnel in Jhajjar and Faridabad.
Giving details of the scheme, Chairman, Haryana Housing Board, Jawahar Yadav informed the Chief Minister that the Board would construct total 711 flats for defence personnel. In the first phase, the final possession certificate has been distributed of 279 flats of which the Chief Minister distributed certificates to 22 beneficiaries today. The cost of flats has been decided at Rs 3400 per square feet and the flats have been handed over to beneficiaries in the decided time period of 30 months. In the second phase, construction work of 432 flats was under progress which would cost about Rs 85 crore.
Yadav said that in near future, housing project would be started for defence personnel at Rohtak, Gurugram, Rewari, Mahendragah and Charkhi Dadri.