There were 297 vacant flats in the two Abasons. Application kits were sold through bank during the period 29.11.12 to 20.12.12. The last date of receipt of applications was 19.1.13. A total of 2,261 applications were received out of which 29 were found to be invalid and were cancelled while 12 applications were withdrawn. That left 2,220 valid applications.
A lottery was held today at Nazrul Mancha. Former footballer Jamshed Nasiri and Chairman WBIDFC Dr Abhirup Sarkar were present as Observers. The manual lottery started at 10.30 am and was completed by 2.30 pm. Results were displayed at the venue soon after. This will be published on Hidco website on Monday. Results will also be displayed at Hidco Notice Board at Hidco Bhavan by Monday. Application money of unsuccessful applicants would be refunded by post soon.
Team Hidco led by Debjani Datta GM(Marketing) and including Sutanu Kar JMD, Samares Mitra CFO, Krishnendu Basak GM(A), Kalyan Sen OSD, FO, AO and a whole lot of staff and officials worked as a clockwork.
A photo from my mobile:
|At Nazrul Mancha today:|
Jamshed Nasiri & Abhirup Sarkar (cicled yellow) can be seen.
Applicants themselves drew lots
I took the opportunity to review the progress of work of renovation of Nazrul Mancha. SE KMDA, CEO KIT, EE KIT, Architect Havens and Agency accompanied me. Soil test had begun. Four groups would start work from Monday. The Mancha would be air conditioned. We surveyed the areas and did some minor modifications. The renovation will take 6 months.
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Here is a cutting from Khabar 365 that appeared few days ago: