MHADA lottery sees lukewarm response
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,