Apart from the primary contribution of CHB in
providing affordable stock of housing to the residents
of Chandigarh, CHB since its inception had played a
pivotal role in implementing the various
objectives/schemes of Chandigarh Administration,
prominently amongst them being the project of Slum
Rehabilitation. Others including –
i) Rehabilitation of Rehri Owners through
construction of Day Markets in various Sectors namely
Sector-7, 9, 11, 15, 18, 19, 20, 22, 23, 24, 37, 38, 39,
41, 46 & 47.
ii) Rehabilitation of Scooter/Car-repair Mechanics
through construction of Shops, Booths and Sheds in
Sector - 38 (West), 49, 48, 52.
iii) Resettlement of Industrial Workers.
iv) Rehabilitation of Rag Pickers.
v) Rehabilitation of Street Children.
vi) Development works in Sector-34.
The Chandigarh Housing Board besides implementing its
own schemes for construction of ‘General Housing’, have
been undertaking numerous prestigious projects of the
Chandigarh Administration as well as other Institutions
in the City as deposit works. The prominent amongst them
i) Setting up of Kalagram at Manimajra.
ii) Ambedkar Bhawan Sector-37.
iii) Post Master General building Sector-17.
iv) Para-military Complex in Sector-43 and Police
Housing in Sector-26.
v) Housing for Post Graduate Institute of Medical
Research, (PGIMER) Sector-12.
vi) Housing for Chandigarh Medical College,
vii) Night Shelter in Manimajra.
viii) Blind Girls Hostel Sector-26.
ix) Animal House for PGIMER.
The Board while undertaking the construction of
dwelling units at different locations in the City, has
also ensured simultaneous development of
Shopping/commercial areas for meeting the day to day
requirements of the residents through construction of
Convenient shopping/Service Booths/Shops in Sector-38
(West), 48 A, 49 A, 49 B, 51 A, 61 & Modern Housing
Complex, Manimajra etc. etc.
In nutshell the contribution made by CHB in the
development of the City Beautiful can be attributed to
construction of ;
i) General Housing –
a. Site & Services, EWS & LIG 33441 Units
b. MIG 10675 Units
c. HIG 5597 Units
Total 49713 Units
ii) Commercial Units
a. Rehabilitation of rehri owners/day
markets. - 1450
b. Booths/Shops for Motor Mechanics. - 489
c. Convenient Shopping/Service Booths. - 2447
Total - 4386
a. Slum Rehabilitation project
The process of slum rehabilitation of 23841 slum
families scattered over 18 colonies in the City was
started under the banner of ‘Chandigarh Small Flats
Scheme – 2006’ and accordingly two proposals for
construction of 25728 (6368 Ph.I & 19360 Ph.II) Small
Flats were approved by the Ministry of Housing and Urban
Poverty Alleviation, GOI. A grant of Rs.396.12 Crore has
already been sanctioned by the Govt. Of India under
The 23841 beneficiaries under the scheme have been
identified through Bio-metric survey conducted in 2006.
The present status of the ongoing construction of
dwelling units under Slum Rehabilitation at
8 identified locations in the City is as under:-
|I) Construction of 6368
Small Flats :
||1024 Small Flats at Sector-49 C
||Completed and being handed over
||1120 Small Flats at Sector-38 (W)
||512 Small Flats completed and allotted to
Balance 608 Flats yet to be allotted to beneficiaries.
||576 Small Flats at Ram Darbar
||Completed and being handed over to
||3648 Small Flats at Maloya-II.
||Project has been shelved for non
availability of Funds.
| II) Construction of 19360 Small Flats :
||8448 Small Flats at Dhanas
||Project likely date of completion is, December, 2012.
||8896 Small Flats at Maloya-I
||Project has been shelved for non
availability of Funds.
||448 Small Flats at Mauli Jagran-I
||Yet to be started as no funds available.
||1568 Small flats at Mauli Jagran-II
||Likely date of completion is Dec. 2012.
So far, 506 families in Sec-38(W), 608 in Sector-49, 414 in Ram Darbar have already been rehabilitated under
their permanent Habitat. Around 1600 slum families have
also been rehabilitated in Prefab Shelters constructed
by CHB in Sector-52.
Recently in a function organized by
the Govt. Of India, on the eve of the fourth Anniversary
of the launching of the JNNURM scheme, the initiatives
undertaken by the Chandigarh Administration/CHB in the
process of implementation of the JNNURM scheme,have been
appreciated by the GOI and an Award, presented by the
Prime Minister of India, was conferred upon CHB. The
Award carried a Trophy and a cash incentive of Rs.2 lac.
Also on the eve of 5th Anniversary of launching of
JNNURM, on 3.12.2010, CHB Has been awarded a Trophy and
a cash incentive of Rs.3 lac for City with the Best
Planned Habitat for Urban Poor in order to make it to possible to take up Constt. of balance small flats revised DPR through Chd. Admn. has been submitted with MOTTUPA & MHA for Revised Administrative approval and Exp. Sanction in Feb 2012.
b. UT Employees Scheme
Under the ‘Self Financing Housing
Scheme 2008’ for the Employees of Chandigarh
Administration, land measuring 61.5 acres over three
chunks of land in Sector-52 & 56 have been earmarked by
the Chandigarh Administration.
CHB proposes to construct around 3900
dwelling units of different categories under the
scheme. The Drawings & Design of the Scheme prepared by
the CHB are under examination and approval of the Office
of Chief architect UT.
c. Construction of Underpasses
Chandigarh Administration has
entrusted the job of construction of 8 underpasses to
CHB at eight different locations. Earlier, Chandigarh
Administration had earmarked 9.78 acre of commercial
land in Sector 38 (West) free cost to CHB for
implementation of the said project. However, in view of
imposition of Income tax by Income Tax department in
similar case of land allotted to CHB in respect of Pride
Asia IT Habitat Project, CHB has requested Chandigarh
administration to provide funds for the said Project
instead of the providing Land for commercial
CHB has carried out the Topographical Survey,
Geo-technical investigation, underground utility survey,
traffic survey and also appointed ‘Owner Engineer’ as
Consultant to the project.
In first phase, it was decided to construct three underpasses in Press Chowk, Transport Chowk & Piccadilly Chowk on Design, Build & Maintain Model. But later on Press Chowk has been dropped
The technical bids received from
three agencies were considered by the high
powered Expert Committee headed by the Finance
Secretary, UT Chandigarh on January 9,2010 and it was observed that none of the agencies have prepared an
ideal design for adoption and as such it has been
decided to finalize design parameters and other
technical norms by a Sub Committee specifically
constituted for the purpose. After the finalization of
the design parameters, the agencies were to be advised to
amend their financial bids against a standardized basic
design. In the mean time, Sh.H C Sethi Retd Engineer in
Chief (P W D Haryana) nominee of Chandigarh
Administration has raised certain observation in respect
of shifting of services, which were sorted out and
being taken up with the Technical Committee. In the mean
time, the Agencies asked for refund of EMD deposited by them and
refuse to extend the Bank Guarantee as validity of their Bids
has expired. Further, as no funds are available with CHB due to
dispute on the RGCTP Project from where revenue was to come.
has also asked Chandigarh Administration to arrange
funds for the said Project. DPR in this regard has been submitted to CE UT for vetting & further necessary action.
d. Nehru Centre For Performing Arts,
including Pedestrian Plaza/underground main parking in
The project is being implemented by CHB on the behest
of the Chandigarh Administration. Consulting Architect,
M/s Satnam Namita & Associates have already been
appointed for the said Project. The estimated cost of
the Project of Rs.125 Crore is proposed to be met from
the revenues being received by CHB from the RGCTP
Habitat Project. However RGCTP Project has already gone into the Arbitration so CHB has asked for funds from CHD Admn
M/s Spectral Services Consultant Pvt. Ltd has also
been engaged by CHB for providing consultancy for
designing this building as an ‘Intelligent & Green
Building’. This project has already been registered with
the ‘Indian Green Building Council’ for getting
certification under the LEED Rating system. The
Architectural drawings for the said project have already
been approved by the Chief Architect, UT, however, the
detailed estimates submitted by the Consulting Architect
has been submitted to CE, UT for approval & vetting the DPR to
further forwarded the same to the concerned Ministry of GOI for
sanction of funds as the Project Cost is more than 10 Crores.
Further, request has been made to F.S. UT for
resolving other issues pertaining the
Project. CHB has also requested Chandigarh
Administration for providing Funds to the CHB for
implementation of the Project.
e. Rajiv Gandhi Technology Park (RGCTP)
Chandigarh Administration, in December 2005 had
designated Chandigarh Housing Board as its ‘Nodal
Agency’ for development of ‘RGCTP Habitat Project’ over
an area of 123.79 acre of land on ‘Private Sector
Partnership’ (PSP) basis.
After following a global invitation bidding process,
CHB had selected M/s Parsvnath Developers Ltd., as
Developer for the said project. As per the terms of the
development agreement the Developer has to pay a sum of
Rs.821.21 Crore as bid money. Additionally 30% of the
Gross Revenues, from sale of Residential units, shall
also be payable to CHB.
The Development Agreement was signed on 6th October,
2006 for completion of the project over a period of
three years. The Developer was to obtain all necessary
Approvals including Environment Clearance in 12 months
time whereas the remaining period of 24 months was meant
for the construction period.
As per the Development Agreement, on ‘Right to
Participate’ Model, the Developer was to Design,
Build, Finance, Manage, Market/Sell and Operate &
Maintain the said Project for 99 years.
Initially, the Project was hindered on account of a
HT line passing through it and a Boundary Dispute
initiated by the Haryana Government, which was resolved by Chd. Admn. The Developer has
so far obtained Environment Clearance and has got all
drawings approved from the Competent Authority except
for those pertaining to the development of Main Club
planned under the project. The Developer has so far paid
to CHB a sum of Rs. 516 crore app. as Bid Price, however
the payment of the balance bid price of Rs.305 Crore and
delayed interest accruing thereon has not been made.
CHB had issued ‘Default Notice’ to the Developer for
non compliance of certain terms and conditions of the
Development Agreement namely non-payment of balance Bid
Price, non-obtaining of Approvals in stipulated time and
non-achievement of stipulated Milestones. The Developer
had invoked the provisions of the Arbitration clause and
an Arbitral Tribunal has already been appointed in this
regard. So far, 20 hearings of the Tribunal were
held. As there was no progress in arbitration case CHB filed an application before the Hon’ble PB. & Haryana High Court for issue of directions to the Tribunal. Hon’ble Pb. & Hry. High Court stayed further proceedings of the Arbitration However the developer moved to the Hon’ble Supreme Court and had obtained the stay for further action. As such matter has been gone into litigation.
f. Construction of 2108 Flats in Sector-63,
The said scheme includes 336 Three Bed Rooms, 888 Two
Bed Rooms, 564 One Bed Room & 320 EWS Flats having
approximately estimated cost of Rs.414.45 crore.
The draw of lot for allocation of units has already
been held after inviting applications from General
Public. Work has already been started in 7 Groups. For
remaining 1 Group, Work
was held up due to court case.
g. Construction of 160 Cat-II Flats in
Sector-51 A, Chandigarh
CHB has started Construction of 160 cat-II flats in
Sector -51 A under General Housing scheme. Which are likely to be completed by date 24.04.2013.
a. Housing Scheme for Sector-53, 54 & 55
Chandigarh Administration has earmarked 90
acre (4,35,600 Sq. yd) of land vide letter No.
9089/M/G-6 dated 15.3.2002 in Sector-53, 54 & 55 for
development of a General Housing Scheme. The
distribution of chunks in various sectors for
development of residential units is as under:-
Sector-53 (19.5 acre),
CHB proposes to construct around 4500 units of
various categories 2200 comprising Two Bed Room Flats
and 1200 One Bed Room Flats & 1100 Three Bed Room flats
under the scheme.
b. Other General Housing Schemes
· 1500 Flats of various categories at Maloya –I
· 464 Flats of various categories at Maloya-II
· 1400 Flats of various categories at Dhanas
· 940 EWS Flats in Sector-26 (East)
c. Construction of Block ‘B’ in CHB Office
Complex, Sector-9, Chandigarh as Intelligent & Green
The Chandigarh Administration had allocated CHB a
chunk of land measuring 3.26 acre along Madhya Marg, for
construction of CHB office. The construction of this
Office Building Complex is governed by Architectural
Control of Chandigarh Administration. CHB had completed
the construction of Two Single Storied Blocks – Block
‘A’ & Block ‘C’ in the year 1983 and 1993
respectively. However, the construction of seven storey
block ‘B’ was not taken up by the Board so far.
The proposed Building Block ‘B’ which has a covered
area of approximately 1,53,000 sft. and will be a
“Intelligent Building” made with latest technologies &
innovative building materials and its power requirements
should be met to the extent possible to the use of non
conventional sources of energy.
M/s. Agrawal & Agrawal Architects Planner & Interior
Designers have been appointed as consulting Architect
for the Project and the firm is in the process of
getting the plans approved from Chandigarh