Mumbai: In the wake of shortage of flats in the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) lottery this year, the housing body has decided to include nearly 153 flats from the master list in the economically weaker section of the lottery. The master list is meant to rehouse occupants of cess buildings that are redeveloped.
A senior official said that these flats are leftovers of old MHADA structures. He said, “All of the 153 flats are below 300 square feet because of which several residents refused to opt for these structures. We have hence tabled a proposal to add these flats in the EWS of this year’s lottery since there are very few flats this year. We are planning to exchange these flats with the Mumbai board’s flats with larger space.” The authority directed its officials to hunt for flats that are lying empty.