Authority to allot flats to slum dwellers to free up prime land

The Noida authority on Monday said it has decided to allot flats to slum dwellers through a lucky draw, to be organised on March 28 at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6. The authority has constructed 3,458 two-room flats in three storey towers in Sector 122 with the aim to provide housing to slum dwellers. The motive of providing cheap flats to slum dwellers is that the authority wants to free up its prime land which is currently occupied by slum clusters.“In the first phase, we will organise a lucky draw for 99 applicants. A total of 150 applicants had applied for flats under this scheme. But after scrutiny, only 99 applicants were found to be eligible for the allotment. This scheme is meant only for slum dwellers,” RK Mishra, additional chief executive officer, Noida authority, said. According to a joint survey, conducted by the Gautam Budh Nagar district administration and the Noida authority, Noida has 11,565 slum dwellers, who have occupied prime government land by constructing unauthorised structures in sectors 4, 5, 8, 9 and 10. The authority had decided to provide flats to only those who were living in these slums till the end of 2010, as per the survey report.

Source : Hindustan Times