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CHANDIGARH: UT adviser Dharam Pal has asked the deputy commissioner’s office and Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) to speed up rehabilitation of eligible slum dwellers of Colony No. 4. He has asked officials to rehabilitate them in Maloya under the slum-dwellers rehabilitation scheme and settle their dispute cases. The UT administration has fixed a meeting next week over disputed cases of slum dwellers and to finalise a plan to shift them to Maloya.

The CHB had recently written to UT deputy commissioner’s office to provide the remaining list of eligible slum dwellers of Colony no 4 for their rehabilitation. A senior CHB official said they are providing flats as and when they get the list from the DC office.

The land is currently occupied by slum-dwellers, who will be rehabilitated by the administration in Maloya under the slum-dwellers’ rehabilitation scheme. While UT administration has already rehabilitated over 2,500 eligible beneficiaries as per the UT estate office survey in 2006, around 500 slum dwellers are to be rehabilitated.

UT estate office and CHB have already given flats to 2,482 eligible slum-dwellers in Maloya under the slum-dwellers rehabilitation scheme. The colony has more than 5,000 houses. Eligible allottees will have to pay Rs 800 as licence fee every month for 20 years, after which they will pay the balance to get ownership of the flat.

Sources said that the slum dwellers, whose claims were disputed, will be shifted to flats in Maloya, constructed under the Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) scheme of the Centre. Allottees will be required to pay a monthly rent of Rs 3,000, which would be increased biennially by 8%. The total rental period would be a maximum of 25 years.

Sources said that if the disputed cases become eligible at a later stage, the UT administration will charge license fee of Rs 800 with retrospective date.

Construction of flats in Maloya began in June 2014 at a cost of Rs 250 crore. Prime Minister Narendra Modi was to hand over flat keys to allottees in May 2019, but the project was not completed at the time. Originally, it was meant to be completed by 2016.

CHB is the nodal body for construction of rehabilitation colonies. So far, it has built 12,736 of the 25,728 flats proposed. Of these, around 12,000 were built in Sector 38 (W), Sector 49, Dhanas, Mauli Jagran-II and Ram Darbar.

The administration rehabilitates slum-dwellers after conducting a biometric survey. Colonies resettled in the last 10 years include Colony No 5, Nehru Colony, Kuldeep Colony and Mazdoor Colony.


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