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No takers for government’s residential flats in Chas

Only 19 individuals register for flats at housing schemes planned by the Chas Municipal Corporation

Our Correspondent Bokaro Published 20.12.20, 10:29 PM
Visitors making queries about the flats at the helpdesk of the Fair organised by CMC

Visitors making queries about the flats at the helpdesk of the Fair organised by CMC The Telegraph

A housing scheme with 640 flats, planned by the Chas Municipal Corporation, is having no takers even after the apartments are on sale for Rs 3.11 lakhs only. With only a handful of people showing interest in booking the flats, CMC is all set to organize a fair to boost the sale of the flats. The scheme aims to provide modern housing facilities in the Kalapathar area.

Chief executive officer (CEO) of CMC, Shashi Prakash Jha, revealed that as little as 19 individuals have registered for the flat. “We had not expected such a poor response. It could be the location of the proposed housing complex that is deterring people from buying the flats.” He added, for the convenience of the residents, registration will be done on different days in the five zonal offices.

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As per the housing scheme’s rules and regulations, only those with an annual income lesser than Rs.3,00,000 can purchase a flat in this complex. The buyer should also be a resident of an urban slum area from June 17, 2015. Barring that the buyer or any member of his family shouldn’t be the owner of any pucca house in India.

According to Jha, those interested in booking the flats could do so by simply depositing Rs 5000 at the CMC office. The price of the flat has been kept at Rs 5.61 lakhs. As per norms, the residents have to pay only Rs 3.11 lakhs, the rest amount of 2.50 lakhs will be paid by the government. The beneficiary can also opt for making payments in easy installments.

Each flat will be built in an area of 320 square feet. Each unit will also have proper water supply, electricity, parking, roads, barbed wire walls, infrastructure, parks, children’s playgrounds, and other necessary facilities. Sujit Kumar a resident said, “The housing units are being offered at a lucrative price, but the housing complex is located in the outskirt area.”

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