Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana : Over 4,800 citizens get flats in Pradhikaran 

A total of 4,884 citizens have got a flat each under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (Urban) in Sector 12 of Pimpri-Chinchwad New township Authority, better known as Pradhikaran. 

As many as 4,884 people have won a flat each under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana in Sector 12 of Pimpri-Chinchwad New Township Authority, better known as Pradhikaran. Though these flats are still being constructed, PCNTDA has announced that it is planning to construct another 6,000 flats in the same Section 12.

The list of beneficiaries was declared after a draw of lots by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday.

Over 4,800 citizens get flats in Pradhikaran

The beneficiaries have been allotted the flats under the economically weaker section (ESW) category and the low income group (LIG) category. As many as 3,317 flats are being constructed under EWS category while 1,566 are being constructed under the LIG category.

For the EWS category, Rs 3 lakh annual salary of the family is the income criteria while for LIG category, a family should have a collective salary of not more than Rs 6 lakh. Over 20,000 applications were received in both categories.

PCNTDA CEO Bansi Gawli said the beneficiaries will be first given a provisional allotment certificate. In a month’s time, PCNTDA will begin the process of scrutinising documents like income certificate and caste certificates submitted by the beneficiaries. “The actual possession of the flats will happen by April 22,” he said.

Gawli said the price of a EWS flat was Rs 9.90 lakh while the price of a LIG flat was Rs 32 lakh. “In the EWS category, the beneficiaries will get direct subsidy of Rs 2.5 lakh. They have to pay Rs 7.4 lakh. In the LIG category, the beneficiaries will get cross-linked subsidy on interest they pay on loan, to the tune of Rs 2.5 lakh,” he said.

Gawli said the prices of the flats were decided in 2017.

Speaking at the draw of lots, Pawar said, “The government is working on ensuring a home for the common man. The process of allotting the flats is computerised and transparent. Those who did not get a flat should not worry. The next draw of lots will be held for 6,000 flats… Local residents who missed out should apply for those flats,” he said.

BJP corporator Seema Savale said there was still no clarity from PCNTDA as to how beneficiaries in LIG category will manage to get bank loans. “For a Rs 32 lakh flat, the annual salary of a family has to be around Rs 6 lakh. This means, they should be earning around Rs 50,000 monthly and will have to take a loan of Rs 28-30 lakh… This means an EMI of around Rs 30,000… Can they afford to pay such a huge EMI? These are the questions that need to be answered,” she said.

Meanwhile, officials of PCNTDA, which will be merged with PCMC and PMRDA, said they are still awaiting a final notification from the state government. As to what will happen to the fate of the housing projects, Gawli said, “We hope the notification will throw light on it.”


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