IEP Chandigarh, April 10
Punjab Local Bodies Minister Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar on Monday handed over allotment letters to 487 successful applicants of the flats to be constructed under the Atal Apartment Scheme by Ludhiana Improvement Trust. Under the scheme, 336 HIG and 240 MIG flats will be built on 8.80-acre land in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar area of the city. Presiding over a function organized at Nehru Sidhant Kendra, Dr. Inderbir Singh Nijjar said that twelve-storeyed residential earthquake resistance towers would be constructed under the scheme and these apartments would have facilities of swimming pool, gymnasium, green parks, clubhouse, CCTVs, 24-hour water supply, table-tennis rooms, multipurpose hall, double lifts with round the clock power backup, video-door phones in each flat, big balconies, fire hydrant system, rainwater harvesting system, small commercial center, and separate five-story parking facility. He said that 75 percent of the area under the project would be kept vacant for environment-friendly practices. Nijjar said that these flats would be constructed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust in the next three years following which possession would be given to 100-percent self-financing mode and allottees within three months. He said that the draw for 576 flats (For 336 HIG applications and 151 applications for MIGs) was conducted on June 16, 2022. The Minister said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann was committed to providing affordable housing to its residents and that every effort would be made for on-time construction of the flats. He said that the state government was working round the clock to boost the infrastructure across the city and projects worth crores were also being taken up in Ludhiana City. He said that the officials were directed to get the works completed in stipulated time periods and ensure that there is no compromise with the quality of development works. Prominent among the present on the occasion included MLAs Rajinderpal Kaur Chhina, Madan Lal Bagga, Ashok Parashar Pappi, Gurpreet Bassi Gogi, Chairman LIT Tarsem Singh Bhinder, Chairman Punjab State Cooperative Agricultural Development Bank Suresh Goyal, Chairman Sharanpal Singh Makkar, Ahbaab Singh Grewal and others.