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Mumbai: Allotment of 314 MHADA flats for mill workers at Panvel stuck


Mumbai: The allotment of flats by Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) for at least 314 mill workers in Panvel has come to a halt as several workers had expressed interest in getting allotted homes on the mill lands in the city. The workers have a provision of expressing interest on location of homes being built on mill lands and thereby many have filled forms pertaining to the same.

The MHADA officials said that they are yet to take a decision on the location where homes could be allotted to them.

“The flats on the mill land would be available for allotment in 2019 for which many mill workers have shown their interest. We would collect applications from all those interested,” said a MHADA official.

The officials said that the applicants interested getting allotment for flats in Panvel are required to file application number 1, whereas those willing to purchase flats constructed on Mumbai’s mill land are required to file application number 2. “This is a temporary solution which we have thought about at present. A final decision would be taken soon after assessing all possibilities,” added the official.

MHADA is in the process of constructing at least 2417 flats in Kon village at Panvel for mill workers based on the outcome of lottery that was conducted in December 2016. “The allotment was planned in a way that it would be made available to lottery winners of 2016. Today, at least 314 of 2016 lottery winners have now staked their claims on the flats being constructed on mill lands in the city,” said the official.

The officials said that they are also mulling over to ask the mill workers to submit an application of interest based on their demands. The decision on the same is yet to be take.

The officials said that they had begun the verification of the documents of the 2016 lottery winners. “We are awaiting for a further decision to be taken on the allotment of flats in Panvel for mill workers,” said the official.