Some good news for property hunters — you many soon get a home of your dreams and as your pocket allows. For the Gujarat Housing Board (GHB) has come up with 12 more schemes in 10 cities and towns in the state, after launching affordable housing schemes in Rajkot, Surat and Vadodara. GHB has also launched such schemes for LIG and MIG categories at Sola Road and Gota in Ahmedabad.
The GHB has already launched around 10,200 residential units in cities like Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Jamnagar and towns like Sanand, Mehsana, Patan, Valsad, Bharuch and Bhuj.
In Ahmedabad, it is coming up with around 168 residential units for Middle Income Group (MIG) category at Sola Road Hanuman Temple, while housing colony at Gota will have 1,296 units for MIG category and 456 for Lower Income Group-II (LIG-II) category.
Similarly, the housing board has decided to come up with housing colonies with 861 houses for LIG-I category and 875 unit for LIG-II category at Sanand.
“We are carrying out demand survey for affordable housing schemes to be constructed under Mukyamantri Gruh Yojna,” said Mona Khandhar, housing commissioner of GHB. This time the housing board has divided LIG category in two parts – LIG-I and LIG-II.
The housing board is coming up with One BHK housing unit admeasuring 35 square metre for LIG I category and 1.5 BHK unit of 45 square meter area for LIG II category. For MIG category, the housing board will construct 2.5 BHK residential units with 65 square metre area.
The GHB has set annual household income of Rs5 lakh as upper limit for MIG category beneficiaries, while for LIG category the income limit will be Rs2.5 lakh. The housing board has fixed around Rs7.5 lakh for one BHK, Rs11 lakh for 1.5 BHK and Rs22.5 lakh for 2 BHK residential units.
The beneficiaries will have to pay Rs20,000 as deposit in LIG category and Rs30,000 for MIG category.
According to GHB sources, the Gujarat high court has put a stay order on the housing board asking it not to construct houses at Gota. However, the housing board will still carry out demand survey for affordable schemes at Gota.