Mumbai: MHADA to conduct lottery for BDD chawl tenants today

Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) is ready to conduct a housing lottery draw today for the tenants residing in the Bombay Development Directorate (BDD) chawls at NM Joshi Marg. An official release stated, "Total 272 tenants have been shifted in transit houses and a lottery will be held for these tenants. There are a total 700 tenants, of which 607 tenants have been proved eligible. It has signed a transit agreement with 314 tenants at the site." The housing minister of Mumbai suburbs and the city guardian minister will be present on the occasion.

The lottery draw was supposed to be held in March. However, the plan was postponed because of the COVID-19 outbreak.

Reportedly, under this lottery draw, tenants will know on which floor of the new building their flat will be. Moreover, a new house agreement will also be signed free of cost. MHADA, which is the nodal agency, is unable to carry out the redevelopment work due to lack of trust amongst the residents. Through this scheme, the officials believe it will help build trust amongst the remaining tenants, who till date are hesitating to shift from their houses and are delaying the project. If the lottery is held, we are expecting that all may support the project positively.

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