3,894 houses for mill workers, CM Uddhav Thackeray releases MHADA lottery

While addressing the mill workers, CM Uddhav Thackeray highlighted the contribution of the mill workers to the Samyukta Maharashtra movement and assured that the government was committed to providing houses to all the mill workers in Mumbai.

3,894 houses for mill workers, CM Uddhav Thackeray releases MHADA lottery
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Nearly 4,000 homes were allotted to mill workers on Sunday in a lottery which was organised by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA). 

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray released the lottery at MHADA’s headquarter in Bandra while allotting 3,894 flats constructed on former mill lands. The flats were allotted to displaced mill workers and their heirs. 

While addressing the mill workers, CM Uddhav Thackeray highlighted the contribution of the mill workers to the Samyukta Maharashtra movement and assured that the government was committed to providing houses to all the mill workers in Mumbai. 

Under the housing project, MHADA has constructed 720 flats at Bombay Dyeing Mill land in Wadala, 2,630 flats in Spring Mills and 544 flats in the Srinivas Mill areas at Lower Parel with all basic amenities.

There will be a 15-storey parking lot in the premises of the Bombay Dyeing Mill housing project, a report published in TOI said. 

On a lighter note, while addressing the mill workers, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray sought a promise saying that they would not see these flats and leave Mumbai asking them (the allottees) to call him for tea once the house is allotted. 

Over 1.74 lakh mill workers and their heirs had applied for the houses under MHADA lottery. MHADA had carried out such lotteries in 2013 and 2016. The 3,894 flats which have been allotted to the mill workers in Mumbai measure 225 sq ft and each cost ₹9.50 lakh. 

MHADA Vice President Milind Mhaiskar informed that they will hold another lottery for 2,000 homes for mill workers on April 1. 

On Sunday, the first lottery was to be conducted for the affordable housing for the mill workers and before the same Maharashtra government announced a price cut. They have slashed the price from previously proposed ₹18 lakh to ₹9.5 lakh.

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