The Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has finalised a detailed concept design for its proposed high-end housing scheme for the bureaucrats and MLAs of Punjab, Haryana and doctors of the Post Graduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER). The housing scheme will come up at the Rajiv Gandhi Chandigarh Technology Park. The report has been submitted to the urban planning department of the Chandigarh administration for approval. Now, the technical experts of the urban planning department will study the submitted design, keeping the architectural parameters and guidelines in mind. The design would have been finalised last year itself but the outbreak of pandemic delayed the process.
24 architectural firms from all over the country had shown interest in the project and had presented plans, designs, and ideas in a virtual meeting held last year. CHB’s points for selection were the FAR (floor-area ratio), density, circulation area, balcony, basements, green area, and environment-friendliness. Finally, the design prepared by Panchkula-based Creative Consortium was selected for the project.
Spread over seven acres, the project will have 10 blocks with each consisting 28 four-bedroom, hall and kitchen (4-BHK) flats along with a servant quarter. The total estimated cost of all the towers is around Rs 600 crore. The UT department of urban planning has already given zoning approval.
The concept design of the project carries dedicated earmarked green areas, two parking space for vehicles against each flat in towers, height and width of the project, flats, circulation areas, floor area ratio (FAR), density, balcony, basements and all other related services and facilities.