LUDHIANA: Date are fixed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) for draw for the allotment of flats under Atal Apartment scheme. The draw will be carried out on June 16. Earlier, the draw was fixed for January, but as assembly elections were announced, due to code of conduct it was cancelled.
The LIT had received good response for the HIG flats, whereas for MIG flats there was not much response. There are total 576 flats, out of those 336 are HIG while 240 are MIG flats.
Against this, for HIG flats 770 applications had come under general category and 66 applications came under various categories like freedom fighters, their widows, their children, defence, BSF, CRPF, riot affected and government employees.
For MIG flats, 151 applications came under general category while under other categories LIT received 14 applications. Some of the applicants have taken their money back. The officials will finalise the list and inform the remaining applicants.
There is also a plan to include community centre, medical shops and a gym. After the allotment procedure, the project will take three years for completion. There will be provision of multi-storey parking in the scheme for 225 cars.
While confirming the same, LIT engineer Buta Ram said, “We had asked permission from the government to conduct draw and after getting the same we fixed the date. We will now inform the applicants about the date and place through public notice.”
Notably, the Atal Apartments scheme has been hanging fire since 2008. The foundation stone for this project has been laid down twice as in 2011 it was laid down first of all by then local bodies minister Tikshan Sood and again on December 16, 2021 then chief minister Charanjit Singh Channi once again laid down the foundation stone.
The project has remained in news because even after conducting draw the department had to cancel it when applicants did not make payment. The Atal Apartment scheme is self financed scheme in which public will bear cost of flats and LIT will construct flats with that.