The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has started a demand survey for the proposed general housing scheme in Sector 53 after reducing prices of the flats.
In July, the CHB proposed a flat with three-bedroom, hall and kitchen (BHK) for Rs 1.85 crore, 2 BHK for Rs 1.6 crore, 1 BHK for Rs 1.15 crore and for the economically weaker section (EWS) at Rs 58 lakh, drawing a lot of criticism.
The new prices released by the board on Wednesday mentioned that a 3BHK (HIG) will cost Rs 1.80 crore, 2BHK (MIG) Rs 1.47 crore, 1 BHK (LIG) Rs 95 lakh and a two-room flats (EWS) Rs 50 lakh. According to market experts, the prices are still on the higher side.
“The CHB intends to construct self-financing housing scheme comprising 492 flats of different categories in Sector 53 under which an allottee is required to make 100% payment of the chargeable price before possession. For this purpose, the CHB intends to conduct a demand survey and the interested eligible persons can participate by applying online at CHB website,” said Yashpal Garg, chief executive officer (CEO), CHB.
He said persons applying under the demand survey will be given preference in allotment under the scheme or category applied by him subject to their eligibility.
“Though the brochure of the demand survey consisting details, including format of application form, have been uploaded on the website of the CHB www.chbonline.in yet, online application will be accepted from October 14 to November 30. The application can be submitted online only and manual applications will not be accepted,” Garg said.
The decision to conduct demand survey was taken to check whether there was a demand for the general housing in the city or not. The board of directors in July had directed CHB officials to carry out the survey. The Sector 53 housing scheme was proposed to be made open for all.
A CHB official said the survey is being conducted for allotment of flats without any commitment. The CHB will launch the scheme only after receiving adequate demand response from eligible persons. A decision in this regard will be taken within a month from the closing date of the survey. In case the scheme is abandoned, the refund without interest will be issued by January 15, 2020, the official said.
He said the applicant is required to deposit payment of Rs10,000 in the case of sub scheme A, B, C and Rs 5,000 in the case of sub scheme D as token of confirmation, which will be adjusted in the EMD at the time of launching the scheme. In case the applicant on the launch of scheme decides not to participate further, the whole amount of deposit will be forfeited, he clarified.
He further said the CHB reserves the right to abandon the scheme, demand survey for the project without assigning any reasons whatsoever. In such event, the whole amount of deposit will be refunded within one month of such decision without any interest, he added.