MHADA Housing Scheme: A lot fewer registrations than estimated figures

Looking at the prices of the houses, people were "not so eager" to apply for the scheme by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA).

MHADA Housing Scheme: A lot fewer registrations than estimated figures

Around Thursday midnight, the registration span for 9,018 houses of MHADA’s Konkan Board ended. A total of 63,913 people registered for the housing scheme. However, in comparison to the previous years’ registrations, there has been a decline in the numbers. The estimated registration was a lot higher than 63,913 but it seems that people have lost interest in the housing scheme.

MHADA had started registration from July 18 for 9,018 houses in Ratnagiri, Sindhudurg, Virar, Mira Road, Thane and Kalyan. The form about the same had to be filled from July 19. The last date for the registration was August 8 midnight and the last date for filing the form was August 9.

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The lottery will be removed on August 19 at Bandra’s Rangsharda Hall after which the applicants will be allotted houses. However, considering the prices of houses, people have shown very less interest in purchasing MHADA houses this year.

Looking at the cold response from the public, MHADA decided to extend the deadline for registration and form filling. MHADA had changed the date for registration from August 8 to August 16 whereas they had pushed the form filling dates to August 18 from August 9.

Despite MHADA’s attempts, the people did respond much proactively and the housing authority only received 63,913 applications.

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