: Members of Chandigarh Residents’ Associations’ Welfare Federation (
) sought relief for owners of
Chandigarh Housing Board
) dwelling units who have constructed extra rooms to meet the demands of their extended family.
Members of the residents’ body submitted a representation to UT administrator V P Badnore in this regard on Monday.
The memorandum said around 2 lakh residents live in about 62,000 dwelling units in the city constructed by CHB in 1978.
Association chairman Hitesh Puri said when the houses were allotted, families were smaller. However, as time passed and families extended, certain additions and alterations to the dwelling units were necessitated.
It was said that residents constructed additional rooms, balconies, washrooms and kitchen in the existing structures. In 2013, a notification was issued on regularisation of 43 needbased changes, which was withdrawn by December 2018.
Crawfed demanded 100% regularization of need-based changes within the boundary and within skyline in dwelling units on payment of one-time compounding fee. They said the compounding fee should be fixed on the basis of the category of the flat owner.
Puri said the UT administrator expressed concern about regularization exacerbating parking issues in the area.