State to provide houses to 4,000 families in MHADA transit camps

The Maharashtra government has decided to provide permanent houses to as many as 4,000 families.

Published:October 5, 2013 2:59 am

The Maharashtra government has decided to provide permanent houses to as many as 4,000 families who have been living in MHADA transit camps for decades. According to the new policy,transit camp residents would be allowed to move into newly built 225 square feet and 300 square feet flats redeveloped by the Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA) in transit camps on ownership basis at Colaba in south Mumbai,suburban Bandra and Mulund. “The decision would end uncertainty among these residents. Hundreds of tenants have been residing in transit camps as redevelopment of their buildings was not taking place either due to reservation issues or litigation,” Minister of State for Housing Sachin Ahir said. He added that the entire process would be transparent to avoid fraudulent allotments. “We will publish the list of the houses owned by us and residents would be given an option to choose from them,” the minister said. The allotments would be decided over various factors such as the year of vacating old premises and the size of their original tenements.

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