Noida allots flats to slum dwellers to reclaim land

The Noida authority on Wednesday allotted flats to 99 slum dwellers who have been living in shanties in B block of Sector 4. The authority allotted flats through a lucky draw at the Indira Gandhi Kala Kendra in Sector 6. The authority is providing flats to slum dwellers to get them to vacate prime land, on which they have set up shanties.The authority has constructed 3,458 two-room flats in three-storeyed towers in Sector 122 to provide housing to slum dwellers. A draw for allotment started was held from 11am to 2pm.“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.

Source : Hindustan Times