PG policy approved, Sec 53 Housing scheme to be revised

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PG policy approved, Sec 53 Housing scheme to be revised

Friday, 07 August 2020 | PNS | Chandigarh

The paying guest residential accommodation (PGRA) policy chalked out by Chandigarh Housing Board was approved on Thursday in its Board meeting.

The PG policy has been framed to curtail the mushrooming illegal paying guest accommodations in the city.

“The paying guest policy of the Chandigarh Administration will be made applicable for the independent houses of CHB of the same category.

However before its implementation, approval of the UT Administration will be obtained,” said Yashpal Garg, Chief Executive Officer, CHB after the Board meeting.

Notably, a fire incident at an illegal PG accommodation in Sector 32 here in February this year had claimed the lives of three girls aged between 19-22 following which it was decided by the UT Administration to allow licensed PGs in more houses to discourage unauthorized paying guests residential accommodation across the city.

CHB decides to re-work Housing Scheme in Sector 53

The Chandigarh Housing Board has decided to revise the proposed General Self Financing Housing Scheme in Sector-53 here.

Yashpal Garg said that the matter will be again taken up with the UT Administration for increase in the density and floor area ratio (FAR) so that more flats with better specifications can be constructed. A revised scheme will be brought before the Board for consideration, he said.

Notably, only 178 applications were received against the 492 flats on offer in Sector 53 Housing Scheme in March this year. In January, the Board had slashed the rates of flats offering three-bedroom, hall and kitchen (HIG-BHK) flat at Rs 1.5 crore, Rs 1.28 cr for 2 BHK (MIG), Rs 86 lakh for one BHK (LIG).



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