MHADA’s lottery witnesses low response

So far, only 11,000 people have filed applications for 9018 houses in mere 14 days


Maharashtra Housing Development Authority (MHADA), Konkan Housing and Area Development Board, a wing of MHADA, announced the lottery for 9018 houses on August 19. This lottery is considered to be one of the biggest lotteries in MHADA’s history, so far. However, it seems that this year’s lottery will turn out to be substandard owing to the applicant's low response. So far, only 11,000 people have filed applications for 9018 houses in 14 days.

The Konkan board lottery includes Thane, Virar, Kalyan, Ambarnath, Sindhudurg, and Ratnagiri areas and is the biggest housing lottery by the housing authority of the state.

Konkan Board had published the advertisement for the lottery on July 17 and asked people to register by July 18. From July 19 onwards, people filed their applications. Likewise, in 15 days, 27,434 people registered on the MHADA website.

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Until a few years ago, MHADA used to receive more than three lakh applications for their lottery. The main reason for the applicants ditching MHADA is high priced houses, which ideally should be affordable. Many believe that MHADA is trying to match prices with private builders.

So far, 27,000 people have registered and experts believe that it might not cross 50,000. MHADA’s 2017 lottery had witnessed 65,147 applications for 819 houses.

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