MHADA lottery sees luke­warm re­sponse

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Board, who is or­gan­is­ing the lottery, said, “The bank may have 2,000 to 3,000 cheques pend­ing to be en­tered into the sys­tem so the ex­pected count of to­tal ap­pli­ca­tion will be 66,000 to 67,000.”

At present, the to­tal fig­ure for the num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions re­ceived by MHADA stands at 78,674 of which 63,864 ap­pli­cants have paid. In ap­pli­ca­tions made — EWS re­ceived 12,439 ap­pli­ca­tions; HIG, MIG and LIG re­ceived 6,799, 19,966 and 39,470 ap­pli- cations re­spec­tively.

Even if the high­est fig­ure be­ing quoted by MHADA for the over­all ap­pli­ca­tions is con­sid­ered, it is yet nearly 50 per cent of the pre­vi­ous year’s ap­pli­ca­tions. Last year, 1.35 lakh ap­pli­cants had paid to par­tic­i­pate in the MHADA lottery for around 910 homes.

“All the pre­vi­ous lot­ter­ies have shown that the EWS and LIG cat­e­gories have been the big­gest pullers for the MHADA homes. This year, MHADA re­duced the num­ber of homes in these two cat­e­gories which is the rea­son the num­ber of ap­pli­ca­tions is less. MHADA should take a cue from this and make amends in the fu­ture lottery,” said San­jay Chaturvedi, ex­ec­u­tive ed­i­tor,

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