CHANDIGARH: The UT estate office is holding e-auction of 10 commercial and two nursing home sites on freehold basis. The e-auction of these sites will be held from March 14 to March 16.
The two nursing home sites are in Sector 51, whereas 10 commercial sites, including booth and SCO are in sectors 33, 36, 39, 42 and 44. Earlier, the estate office started the process of e-auction of eight residential sites on freehold basis.
Last year, the UT finance department gave clearance to the UT estate office for e-auction of six nursing home sites.
The UT estate office had written to the UT finance department to grant permission for e-auction of these sites and to clarify terms and conditions for the same.
Recently, the UT engineering department, MC Chandigarh, BSNL etc issued non-encumbrance certificate (NEC) to the estate office, ensuring that these sites remained completely free of encroachments and the UT could auction these.
Thereafter, the estate office wrote to the UT finance department to grant permission for e-auction of these sites and to clarify terms and conditions for the same.
According to records of the Chandigarh administration, the nursing home sites are situated at prime locations of southern sectors of Chandigarh. Since these sectors lack the facility of nursing homes, the nursing home sites will provide major benefit to residents of these areas. At present, the estate office has put up only two sites in Sector 51 on e-auction.
The nursing sites have been vacant for over a decade. As per records, UT earmarked 16 nursing sites across the city way back. However, only seven were auctioned while the remaining nine could not be auctioned till date. The UT had given permission for auction of six sites.