Faridabad's 2,550 flats built for slum-dwellers to be included in affordable housing scheme
New Delhi: Around 2,550 apartments in Faridabad that were built for slum-dwellers will now be included in affordable housing scheme started by the Union Government. These flats have remained unoccupied for about 10 years.
Faridabad’s Municipal Corporation has now come up with a tender inviting bidders to repair. These flats will then be given out on rent to the poor. The estimated project cost is around Rs 18 crore. These flats are in bad shape as of now and in need of major upkeep.
Around 2,915 apartments were constructed at Dabua colony and Bapu Nagar in Faridabad. Of these, 350 of them were allotted and the residents have been paying the rent of Rs 300 per month. They are contractually bound to pay the rent till the end of the 15 years period from the date of allotment. The number of flats lying unoccupied in Dabua colony is about 1,775 and around 778 in Bapu Nagar.