GMADA Mohali Failed To Provide Affordable Houses To Weaker Section
Greater Mohali Area Development Authority (GMADA) has failed to provide houses to the weaker sections of society. The audit department has raised questions about the delay in delivering houses to the poor. It has also questioned the poor planning of the water supply scheme, development works and disbursement of awards to acquire land for various projects.
The audit report found that out of the 263.29 acres earmarked by 39 developers in their housing projects for the weaker sections, 16 developers transferred 156.83 acres to GMADA on which construction was yet to begin, while 106.46 acres were still to be mutated by 23 developers in the name of GMADA. Although 201 flats were earmarked by six private developers in their group housing schemes for EWS (economically weaker sections) housing, none of them has transferred any flat as part of the schemes.
The report also pointed out that due to non-fixing of any time frame in the policy, the scheme could not take off thereby depriving the EWS of houses.
According to the IT policy, out of the total area, the net area of about 400 acres, which means 145 sites, were to be earmarked for allotment to IT industries and the rest for residential purposes and parks.
But, out of the 1,686.06 acres, 116 acres were allotted to IT units and 177.63 acres to individual allottees for residential purposes, on which GMADA had earned Rs 573.16 crore as revenue. The remaining 1,392.43 acres were yet to be disposed of although six years have passed since the project was launched in 2012.
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