By Accommodation Times News Services
The Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada), on Sunday announced lottery for 1, 063 flats for Economically Weaker Section (EWS), Lower Income Group (LIG) & Middle Income Group (MIG), which received a very good response.
Total of 1.26 lakh people applied for the lottery this year. Out of the total flats first time 66 flats were kept aside exclusively for mentally and physically challenged persons and most of the flats were for EWS and LIG people.
Some of the lucky winners of the flats were Prathamesh Parab, an actor from Marathi movies, another actor from Marathi film industry Vishakha Subhedar, Ganesh Pandit actor-director. BJP MLA from Melghat in Vidarbha Prabhudas Bhilawekar, Bhaskar Sapkale singer, Vijay Vagare ex-army officer.
After the lottery Mhada announced another huge cluster of low cost houses to be drawn in 2016 for units 4,702 flats.
Out of the total units 4,702 flats, 1,251 will be built for MIG and 2,432 for LIG in Virar. Besides, officials said, they are planning to build 1,023 houses in Mumbai for a draw in May 2016. These houses would be mostly located at Goregaon, Mulund and Powai.
SS Zende, chief executive officer of Mhada, said, “We want to provide more affordable homes to the citizens and the authorities are making efforts to fulfil it, we want to cater to the huge demand of affordable houses. We will undertake the housing project at Bolinj, where there is a huge tract of land. 1 and 2 BHK flats will be built in several phases.”
He added that the house would be affordable to the common man the prices will be We as low as possible so that more people apply for them.
Mhada is focusing more providing homes to poor segment of the city, in the Sunday’s draw Mhada announced draw for 1,063 homes, where most of the homes were low-cost houses for poor people. The authorities did not offer homes for High Income Group (HIG). Authorities said, from now they will build less HIG homes as they are not getting much response for them and, would rather build low-cost homes and increase supply of affordable homes for poor.