In January 2016, MHADA has scheduled a lottery for 4,706 homes in Virar; in May 2016, there will be a draw for 1,500 Mumbai homes
If you had applied for the MHADA lottery, and didn’t win a house on Sunday, don’t be upset. There are two lotteries scheduled in the coming year; the size of the Middle-Income Group (MIG) houses will also be increased from 1-BHK to 2-BHK.
Participants in the MHADA lottery check a display board with the results at Rangsharda Auditorium in Bandra. Pics/Shadab Khan
In January 2016, MHADA has scheduled a lottery for 4,706 homes in Virar, and in May 2016, for Mumbai, they will have 1,500 homes. The homes in Virar are in Bolinj, and MHADA is expecting them to be ready by February next year. The lottery will be held in January. The total project size is some 47 hectares and MHADA will incorporate a special water pipeline and other amenities in this project.
In Mumbai, the houses are spread across Mulund, Goregaon, Pratiksha Nagar and other areas. These homes will come up in the lottery in May 2016. The government also wants to give out 67,000 homes across the state via MHADA in the coming five years. The other good news is about the size of the flats.
According to S S Zende, chief executive officer, MHADA, “For MIG, the carpet area can go up to 600 sq ft, so in this we can have a 2-BHK flat easily. For the next lottery, we will have 2-BHK flats for MIG too.” Currently, in MIG, only 1-BHK flats are available in Mumbai. With this new move, bigger apartments will be available for MIG too, a luxury available only for HIG now.
Prabhudas Bhilavekar, BJP MLA from Melghat
I applied because no one has a home in Mumbai from Melghat. I normally reside in Melghat, but people from my constituency who come to Mumbai can use this home.
Bhaskar Sapkale, Qawwali singer
I have been applying for the MHADA lottery for years now, but never won and thought that the process was rigged. But now, I have changed my mind.