Homebuyers who were waiting for MHADA lottery will have to wait a bit longer as it has postponed the lottery date from April 21 to June 2 due to the Lok Sabha election’s model code of conduct.
According to DNA, MHADA Mumbai board’s chief officer, Deepender Singh Kushwaha, had moved a file suggesting the extension of dates citing the model code of conduct. Madhu Chavan, the chairman of MHADA Mumbai Board told the leading daily, “Our chief officer, had suggested and sought legal opinion on the lottery being conducted during the model code of conduct. Hence, the date was postponed from April 21 to June 2. The other reason is that many of MHADA officers are busy with election duty. This will give the public more time to file their applications.”
MHADA had announced lottery for 217 homes on March 3 and the registration for the same started on March 7. Till date, the MHADA has received over 36,901 applications. The last date for application was April 13, but now it has been changed to May 24. The report further states that MHADA has put on offer 217 homes of which 47 homes are in the Middle Income Group (MIG) while the remaining are in the Lower Income Group (LIG).