Pimpri Chinchwad civic body picks 6,720 people for EWS housing
Anil Pharande, CMD – Pharande Spaces
(DNA, Aug 24, 2011)
The Pimpri Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) on Tuesday identified 6,720 beneficiaries through draw of lots for its housing scheme for people falling in the economically weaker section (EWS).
The draw of lots took place at Ankush Landge auditorium in Bhosari. The PCMC has uploaded the list of beneficiaries on its website, www.pcmcindia.gov.in.
The PCMC is constructing 13,250 houses under the Jawaharlal Nehru national urban renewal mission (JNNURM) scheme for people in the EWS category.
In the first phase, 6,720 dwellings are supposed to be handed over. The first phase of the project is being implemented on a plot of 75 acres in Sectors 17 and 19 given by the Pimpri-Chinchwad New Township Development Authority (PCNTDA).
The PCMC had received 14,032 applications for the dwellings in Phase I. Pimpri-Chinchwad municipal commissioner, Ashish Sharma, said the 6,720 beneficiaries have to pay Rs50,000 within 45 days as the first installment.
The initial cost of each flat under the scheme was Rs 1.5 lakh, but later went up to Rs3.76 lakh due to cost escalation.
“The civic officials will verify whether beneficiaries possess any properties and if found, the names of such beneficiaries will be withdrawn from the list,” he said.
The beneficiaries will be allotted any of the flats in the EWS scheme. After the hand-over of the flats, a society will be formed.
In 2007, the Union government gave primary approval to the PCMC proposal to implement the EWS housing scheme for JNNURM, estimated to cost Rs449.7 crore.