The CHB plans to construct a general housing self financing scheme here, besides constructing flats for MLAs and officers of governments of Punjab and Haryana.
During the visit, UT adviser Dharam Pal went through the layout plan of 123 acres of land and asked officers to sort out all issues in both schemes, get plans cleared by departments concerned and start construction at the earliest. He said vacant plots for commercial activities, hospital and hotel etc should be auctioned after fixing of their reserve prices.
The adviser inspected vacant commercial properties in Manimajra and Sector-61 (Kajheri). Since these properties were constructed more than 20 years back and could not be sold despite repeated attempts, he directed officials concerned to place the matter before the Board in its next meeting for consideration and appropriate decision. The Board meeting has been scheduled for September 8.
Board’s chief executive officer (CEO) Yashpal Garg, chief engineer Rajiv Singla and and other senior officers of the Chandigarh Housing Board were present during the visit.