They were to shift to their new tenements under the Ashiana scheme by July 26th, but Panchkula slum-dwellers will miss the date for sure. In fact the demolition of slums had been scheduled for the 27th. The authorities say some formalities are left and that’s the reason for the delay in handing over possession.
Haryana Urban Development Authority has missed the deadline for handing over the possession of 965 Ashiana flats to slum dwellers in Panchkula. The process of allotment of these 2,000 flats, constructed under the Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission rehabilitation plan, had been completed on June 27th.
The delay in handing over the possession of these flats would also result in the delay of demolition of Azad Colony in Panchkula. The HUDA authorities had announced July 15th, as the date of handing over the possession of flats and July 26th, as the date for demolition of the slum area. Though, HUDA officials claim that the possession would be handed over in the next two weeks, sources in HUDA say that it is not feasible.
The delay in possession has also caused a disappointment among the slum dwellers, who were expecting a concrete roof on their head ruing the ongoing monsoon season.
Meanwhile, HUDA officials have initiated the process of phase II of allotment of the flats. The documentation for allotment of flats in phase II was likely to complete by next week and a draw was likely in the first week of August.
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