Taking a leap forward towards realising dream of affordable housing for all, the Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi today laid the foundation stone of ambitious “Atal Apartments” in Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar area on Pakhowal Road, here.The Chief Minister said that this project is being constructed by Ludhiana Improvement Trust (LIT) under “100% Self Financing Scheme” and would have 12-storeyed 336 HIG and 240 MIG flats. He said that providing affordable housing to its residents is the first and foremost priority of the Congress-led Punjab government. He said that LIT is coming up with this scheme in the 8.80 Acres near Shaheed Karnail Singh Nagar, Pakhowal Road, Ludhiana. CM Channi said that land for the proposed flats is in the possession of Ludhiana Improvement Trust adding that interested persons can apply for this scheme till December 18, 2021 and the draw of lots will be carried out on December 24, 2021.
The Chief Minister said that these flats will have earthquake resistant structure, separate green parks for HIG & MIG and club, separate club with indoor swimming pool, multipurpose hall, gymnasium , table tennis rooms, separate dedicated tower parking, video door phones in each flat and CCTV cameras at main entrance of site for 24 hour security, 2 lifts with one 13 passenger stretcher lift in each block with 24 hours backup, washed grit finish with combination of red tiles on outer elevations, big balconies in all rooms, drawing room and kitchen, rain water harvesting systems with latest techniques, centralised fire hydrant system with yard hydrant & wet riser, provision for 24 hours power back up for lifts, besides several other facilities.The CM was also accompanied by Deputy CM Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa, Cabinet Minister Bharat Bhushan Ashu, MLA Kuldeep Singh Vaid, LIT Chairman Raman Balasubramaniam, PSIDC Chairman KK Bawa, Naresh Dhigan, MC Commissioner Pardeep Kumar Sabharwal, besides others.