The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has decided to come up with 340 flats instead of 492 at Rs 208.65 crore in its Sector 53 housing scheme.
Around 100 one BHK flats will be scrapped and the number of economic weaker section (EWS) category flats reduced from 80 to 48. There will be now be 192 flats of 3 BHK, 100 of 2BHK and the remaining 48 of EWS category, according to the revised plan.
A detailed agenda item in this regard will come up in the CHB’s board meeting for approval on February 2. The meeting will be chaired by UT adviser Dharam Pal, who also holds additional charge of CHB chairman.
Sources said the CHB expects allottees to show more interest in 2BHK and 3BHK flats due to the ongoing scenario of the real estate market.
Sources in the CHB said in the demand survey report of the scheme earlier, the applicants for EWS category were 38, 12 for one bedroom flats, 33 for two bedroom flats and 95 for three-bedroom flats. A total of 178 applications were received. The demand survey was based on the saleable cost offered, which did not include profit, but included the construction cost, land cost and departmental charges.
The Plan Approval Committee of the UT administration had approved the drawings of the scheme with conditions. While planning of the project, environmental clearances for the project were obtained, while the consent of the Chandigarh Pollution Control Committee was to be taken.