2,816 applicants get a MHADA home in Mumbai
The Chief Officer of Maharashtra Housing and Area Development Authority (MHADA), N K Sudhanshu has been applying to win a flat in the lottery for several years now, but has been unable to win. However, fate has been kind to his subordinate, D K Jagdale, who has won a MHADA flat twice in a row.
mid-day spoke to D K Jagdale, joint chief officer of MHADA, “This is the second time I have won. I have been lucky to win a 2BHK flat in Dahisar. I will probably move in to the newly won flat and not the 1BHK that I won last year, as per my family’s requirement.”
The event was organised by MHADA officials on Wednesday, to announce and felicitate the winners. The lottery fulfilled the dream of owning a flat for 2,816 participants. Winners included not just MHADA officials, but also citizens who dream of owning a house in the island city.
Ajit Patil (40), BMC employee, won a flat in Virar under LIG
This is a wonderful moment for my wife and me. We have been applying for the last three years. The last time, I had applied under the name of a relative, but when I won, he refused to give me the flat. Thankfully, I re-applied again and won. I used to fill up eight forms every year on behalf of my family.
Anil Kumar Panda (25), software developer, won a flat in Kurla
This is the first time I applied for a flat in the MHADA lottery. I was surprised to hear my name. My father will be retiring soon and I’m glad I got a flat within the city, as otherwise. it would have not been possible in my budget to buy a home in Mumbai.
Aparna Sawant (41), housewife, who won a flat in Virar
I cannot express how happy I feel after winning the flat. My husband had applied before, using my relative’s name, and didn’t win. This time, he applied on behalf of me. This flat will soon bring our financial problems to an end.
Chetan Surve (28), customer executive, won a flat in Virar
This is a special moment for me, as I can now marry my fiancée. I always wanted to have my own home and then marry, and finally my dream has come true after winning this apartment.