MHADA is planning to sell 1194 affordable houses by way of public lottery before Diwali and the flats will be in the range of Rs 16.40 lakh (Pratiksha Nagar) to Rs 58.16 (Mahavir Nagar), newly appointed MHADA President Uday Samant said.
He said that the tentative list of houses that would be sold by lottery is : Antop Hill (Economically Weaker Section (EWS) 278, Pratiksha Nagar (EWS) 83, Pratiksha Nagar, Sion (EWS) 05, Mankhurd(EWS) 114, Gavhanpada, Mulund (LIG) 269, Pant Nagar, Ghatkopar (MIG)-2,Tagore Nagar, Vikhroli East(MIG)-7, Sahkar Nagar (HIG)-2, Sahkar Nagar (HIG)-2, Siddharth Nagar, Goregaon West(LIG)-24, Mahavir Nagar, Kandivali (MIG)-170 and Badani Bori Chawl, Parel (68).
Besides, 108 commercial galas will also be offered for sale. They are located in New Hindu Mill in Mazgaon, Pratiksha Nagar, Turbhe Mandal in Mankhurd, Swadeshi Mill in Kurla, Tunga Powai, Gavanpada, Majasawadi in Jogeshwari, Shastri Nagar and Siddharth Nagar in Goregaon etc.
About reconstruction of existing MHADA headquarters at Bandra East (Grih Nirman Bhavan) Samant said that the building will be reconstructed at a cost of Rs.850 crore in two phases in next two to three years. The design of the new building will be finalized in next three months.
MHADA is also planning to have own District Schedule of Rates (DSR) instead of depending upon Public Works Department. MHADA has strong force of 300 to 350 engineers who can assist MHADA in this regard, he added.
Meanwhile MHADA is planning to construct 2500 houses in Konkan- Chiplun-1500 houses, Ratnagiri district- 600, Ratnagiri (City)-(slum improvement)-800 houses and Dapoli(in Tourism circuit)-300 houses. Till now not a single house under PMAY has been constructed in Ratnagiri, Samant added.