Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) will finalise the architectural design of the flats to come up under the housing scheme meant for government officials of three states/UT within a week. The scheme is meant for officials of Punjab and Haryana governments, UT administration and PGIMER officials at the Rajiv Gandhi Information Technology Park.
The project includes construction of eight residential towers in IT Park. The luxury flats will be made for top officials including IAS and IPS officers and MLAs. CHB will construct three towers each for the Punjab and Haryana governments and two for the UT administration. Haryana is buying two towers for officers and one for MLAs. Punjab, Haryana UT and PGIMER officials have already expressed their desire to buy these flats.
CHB had invited architectural designs for the project in a competition earlier this year and 25 designs were shortlisted from the entries. All the shortlisted architects will have to make their presentations before a committee formed to select the best design. The committee comprises officials from UT, Punjab, Haryana and experts from the Delhi School of Architecture. The presentations will be made online from September 14.
In the meeting, the top three designs will be decided. The winning entry will get ₹5 lakh, first runner-up ₹3 lakh and second runners up ₹2 lakh.
It may be recalled here that in 2006, CHB had allotted 123 acre-land in IT Park to Parsvnath Developers Limited. As the builder had failed to start the work on the land, in 2015, CHB took back the land by returning ₹527 crore to the builder after a prolonged arbitration proceedings.