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COIMBATORE: The Tamil Nadu Housing Board (TNHB) has constructed 1,848 flats at Kavundampalayam and the units are likely to be allotted to the government staff members from October on a monthly rental basis. As of now, officials have received 1,100-odd applications from the government employees for the allotment.

The TNHB had demolished thousands of flats at Thomas Park, the district forest officer compound at Race Course and Kavundampalayam in 2012. The state government had subsequently allotted Rs 512 crore to the TNHB to construct 1,848 apartment-type flats at Kavundamapalayam, where construction work began on March 2, 2016.

The TNHB has constructed four types of flats – A, B, C and D. There are 56 A-type flats that come with three bedrooms and 1,192.53sqft area, 294 B-type flats with two bed rooms and 920sqft area, 1,148 C-type flats with single bedrooms and 761.27sqft area 350 D-type flats with single bedrooms and 558.23sqft area. Each apartment has 14 floors with lift facilities and two separate water connections – one for drinking water and another for other domestic uses.

A source said the construction work was completed and the flats would be handed over to the officials for allotment by September end. Beneficiaries have to pay a minimum monthly rent of Rs 6,800 for A-type flats, Rs 6,550 for B-type flats, Rs 3,400 for C-type flats and Rs 1,500 for D-type flats to the TNHB.

S Karikalan, executive engineer and administration officer, TNHB, Coimbatore, said they would collect Rs 2 for per sqft as maintenance charges from the residents.

“We will utilize the amount for monthly maintenance of the flats. The buildings are strong. We have received 1,124 applications from regular government employees, aided schoolteachers and staff members of courts, TNHB, TNSTC, city corporation, Tangedco, Tamil Nadu Pollution Control Board and police department. We are planning to allot the flats from October,” he said.

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