The UT administrator has finally approved the revised layout and zoning of the city’s costliest project to construct about 1,200 flats at IT Park. The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will construct the project at a cost of Rs 748 crore. It will be divided into two parts: one for the Punjab, Haryana and UT administration officers and the other for the public.
The officers’ complex will have about 350 flats in 12 towers spread over 6.47 acres. The general residential complex will come up on 17 acres and have around 850 flats. The former is likely to cost Rs 140 crore and the latter Rs 340 crore.
The officers’ towers will be divided among the Chandigarh administration and the Haryana and Punjab governments. Besides, 15% of the houses will be built for the economically-weaker section (EWS). The Punjab and Haryana governments and the UT administration will purchase these flats from the CHB. While the Haryana government has already given its consent to the administration, there is no official agreement from the two others.
The project, to be built on 40% of the land, will include water, road, swimming pool and club facilities, among others. While zoning it, the UT administration has underlined its various features, including covered area, parking norms, construction regulations, water harvesting project, tower height and green belts.
“The UT administrator has approved the project’s zoning and layout plan. In both the complexes, each flat will be of 74’-6’’ and with floor area ratio (FAR) of 2. The towers will have ground plus six floors. There was a demand of more floors in both these projects, which has been rejected,” said a senior UT officer.
The flats will be constructed by the CHB’s engineering department. The administration had acquired around 123 acres of land in IT Park. Besides, area has also been kept for a hospital site, a five-star hotel and other projects as per demand.