The demand for these homes is so high that MHADA received 1.64 lakh applications for 1,395 homes in 2018. In 2017, there were only 819 homes in the lottery, and the year before, the number stood at 810.
Five people died on December 27 when a major fire broke out in the high-rise building in Chembur. Two others, including a fireman, were injured in the incident. The fire broke out on the tenth floor of the 16-storey building.
The complainant approached Khedsiya and Jain, who claimed to know top MHADA officials. They offered to help the complainant secure a home in a new building that the agency had constructed in Vikhroli’s Kannamwar Nagar.
In its upcoming housing lottery, the applications for which will close on December 10, applicants will have to pay the MHADA an EMD between Rs 25,000 and Rs 75,000, depending on the group’s financial status.