cidco: CIDCO extends COVID-19 warriors special housing scheme’s deadline for second time

cidco: CIDCO extends COVID-19 warriors special housing scheme’s deadline for second time

Maharashtra’s town planning authority, the City and Industrial Development Corporation (CIDCO), has granted an extension for its recently announced special housing scheme for Covid-19 warriors and uniformed personnel.

The extension accorded to the scheme up to October 21, based on the requests of the applicants, is expected to offer more time to prospective applicants to complete the financing process.

The move is also aimed at providing the applicants more time to collect and submit all the necessary documents that are required for the application process.

This is the second time the application deadline for this housing scheme has been extended.

Initially, the last date for this scheme was September 9. However, based on applicants’ feedback, an extension was granted until October 7. However, several applicants expressed the difficulty managing all requisite documents before this deadline too.

“In order to provide more time for the applicants to complete the loan application process and documents submission, CIDCO has granted an extension in the scheme up to October 21, 2021, as per the request of the applicants,” said a senior CIDCO official.

This housing scheme is aimed at offering houses to doctors, nurses, medical personnel, police, sanitation workers and personnel from other emergency services have continued to serve people even in the adverse situation of Covid19 pandemic

CIDCO had launched this special housing scheme for the Covid19 warriors and the uniform personnel scheme on August 15 under the guidance of the state government.

The scheme comprises 4,488 tenements located in Taloja, Kalamboli, Kharghar, Ghansoli and Dronagiri nodes.

Among these tenements, 1,088 tenements are developed for the Economically Weaker Section (EWS) under PMAY scheme and the remaining 3,400 tenements are developed for the general category.

Moreover, as per the statutory provisions, some tenements are reserved for Scheduled Caste, Scheduled Tribe, VJNT and disabled category.

Now, applicants can take time to collect documents like domicile certificates, Covid19 warrior certificates, caste certificates among others and the extension will allow the Covid19 warriors to get some more time to complete their application.

In order to make it easier for the applicants to pay the earnest money deposit (EMD), CIDCO had already made the loan facility available through its empaneled banks.

Applicants who fall under the economically weaker section (EWS) category will have to deposit Rs 2 lakh as EMD while Rs 2.5 lakh for the general category. Similarly, many applicants had sought time to complete the process for a loan to deposit EMD.

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