In some good news for owners of nearly 50,000 dwelling units of the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB), it has proposed standard designs for different categories to meet their long-pending demand for allowing need-based changes.
CHB dwelling units are spread across 15 sectors in the city, including Sectors 38 (West), 40, 41,43, 44, 46, 47 and Modern Housing Complex.
Keeping in view demands from several residents’ associations, the board has proposed standard designs for different categories for regularisation of need-based changes within four walls. In each category, the standard design will have detailed design along with a layout plan. The residents will be allowed to make the changes as per need in their dwellings as per the standard design.
The designs will be pre-approved and the residents will not be required to get it approved from the competent authority. The board will put up the designs available online for free. The proposal is under consideration of the administration.
CHB chairman Maninder Singh said the main aim was to give maximum benefit to the residents without endangering their safety and structure of the dwellings. “A final decision isexpected soon,” said Maninder Singh.
UT finance secretary Sarvjit Singh said they are studying the proposed need-based changes in the CHB flats and a decision would be taken shortly.
CHB Resident Federation secretary Rajat Malhotra said the board should regularise all the changes made by the house owners within four walls and storey area.