Chandigarh housing board plans to give land for residential projects to Punjab, Haryana
Even as the employees of the UT administration are waiting for implementation of housing scheme since 2008, Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) plans to provide space to Punjab and Haryana for their employees in the upcoming project IT Habitat at Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park (RGCTP).
After taking approval from UT administrator VP Singh Bandore, the board will write to the government of Punjab and Haryana offering land for employees’ housing.
The rate at which the land will be allocated will not be below the market rate. The Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) last year has turned down the proposal of the administration of allotting land for residential purposes to Central government, and governments of Punjab and Haryana, at a reserve price of 50% of the collector rate of plots.
The UT employees housing scheme is yet to see light of the day, even after lapse of 10 years, due to shortage of land and the proposed move of the board to offer land to Punjab and Haryana has left the UT employees is a dismay. The Union law ministry had recently objected to allotment of land to employees’ housing project.
Earlier, the MHA had also objected to allotment of land for UT employees housing scheme due to shortage of land.