Mumbai: The state housing board Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (Mhada’s) lottery for 1,384 apartments began 10.00 AM Sunday. The result is expected to be uploaded on its Mhada’s official website at 6.00 PM. Also Read - Urmila Matondkar to Join Shiv Sena on Monday, Year After Quitting Congress

At least 1.64 lakh applications have been received for 1,384 apartments. Just like last year, this year too, the software ended up drawing multiple winners from one family. Rameez Tadvi won an apartment and so did his mother and father. Also Read - Churches in Mumbai to Restart Sunday Mass For Public From November 29 With COVID-19 Protocols

Among other winners were Mhada worker Samar Pakhare, state government employee Trupti Kharat and another woman Prajakta Khadye. There is a quota allocated to Mhada and state government employees among other categories including journalists. Also Read - Coronavirus: Maharashtra Extends Lockdown Restrictions Till Dec 31, Essential Services Allowed

This year, Mhada’s three costliest flats– Rs 4.99 crore, Rs 5.13 crore, and Rs 5.8 crore, are the highlight of the lottery. These apartments are located in Dhavalgiri building near August Kranti Maidan.

it must be noted though that the bid for these apartments is marred by controversy since the housing society has disputed Mhada’s ownership in a petition filed in the Bombay High Court. It has also claimed outstanding unpaid dues since 2013. The other flats costing upwards of Rs 15 lakh are located in Goregaon, Mulund, Antop Hill, Vikhroli, Kandivli, Chandivli, and Sion.