The dream of more than 14,000 commoners came true as CIDCO declared results of the first lucky draw. The computerised lottery system for the mega housing scheme was held on Tuesday. The authority has planned another mega housing lottery of 25,000 homes and the results of this lottery will be announced by the year end.
Of the total 14,838 homes under the CIDCO scheme, 5,262 homes are being built for the economically weaker section (EWS), while the remaining 9,576 homes are being built for the lower income group (LIG) category. The housing projects will come up in 11 locations across five nodes, namely Taloja, Kalamboli, Kharghar, Ghansoli, and Dronagiri in Navi Mumbai.
The EWS applicants are eligible for a subsidy of Rs 2.5 lakh under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, whereas the LIG applicants are eligible for a subsidy of Rs 2.67 lakh under the CLSS.
EWS category will get flats with a carpet area of 25.81 sqm, while LIG applicants will get flats with a carpet area of 29.82 sqm.
Mayuresh Ganpatye, a journalist by profession, couldn’t contain his happiness. He had been applying for a house since 2010. He even featured once in the wait list of a MHADA lottery, but on Gandhi Jayanti he finally won a house. “I cannot explain my happiness in words how important owning a house is and what it feels like to own a house. I won a house measuring more than 320 sq ft in Kharghar. I will be paying Rs 27 lakh for the house and am happy to finally own it,” he said.
Ashok Khandagle, another winner, had applied for two places; he won a house in Kalamboli in the EWS category. It was the first time that he had applied and he won. There were many who didn’t win; their deposits will be refunded within 15 days. The homes will be handed over to the winners in three batches in by October 2020, December 2020, and March 2021.
Those applying under EWS category paid a deposit of Rs 5,000 and an additional amount of Rs 280 as application fee, while those under LIG category paid a deposit of Rs 25,000 and an additional amount of Rs 280 as application fee.