Mumbai: The lottery for Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) for a total of 1,384 apartments took place at 10 AM on Sunday. The highlights of the state housing board this year (2018) are three flats, costing Rs 4.99 crore, Rs 5.13 crore and Rs 5.8 crore respectively.
The houses in the Dhavalgiri apartment building are situated near August Kranti Maidan in Mumbai. The lottery offers, however, faces controversy as a petition was filed in the Bombay High court on December 4 by the managing committee of Dhavalgiri housing society regarding the ownership of the property. The housing society also claimed that the “owner” owes them dues averaging Rs 75 lakh since 2013.
According to a report by Times of India, the lottery is webcast live and the results of the same will be uploaded at the official website of MHADA at 6 PM. In total, the Mhada has received 1.64 lakh applications. For the lottery on Sunday, MHADA received Around 136 applications. Applicants can view the lottery in the large screens installed at MHADA’s Kala Nagar headquarters. The entire process will be scrutinised by Housing minister Prakash Mehta as well as housing board president Uday Samant.
The different flats that come under the lottery package include EWS, LIG, MIG and HIG flats. These flats are spread across Pratiksha Nagar Sion, Mankhurd, Mahavir Nagar Kandivli, Antop Hill Wadala, Goregaon, Mulund, Chandivli and Vikhroli in the state. Three two-bedroom houses were available for sale in Dhavalgiri society. They were constructed by a private builder in the year 2003. As per reports, the cost of Flat no 501 on the fifth floor was Rs 5.8 crore, while the cost of Flat no 301 and Flat no 302 on the third floor was Rs 5.13 crore and Rs 4.99 crore respectively.
In the last 39 years, since MHADA came into existence in 1977, it has constructed around 4.5 lakh units in the state.