Planning housing scheme for senior citizens

Maharashtra Government is contemplating a housing scheme for senior citizens, to be executed by Maharashtra Housing And Area Development Authority (MHADA) in Mumbai and neighbouring satellite towns.

Updated: Oct 21, 2011, 14:07 PM IST

Mumbai: Maharashtra Government is
contemplating a housing scheme for senior citizens, to be
executed by Maharashtra Housing And Area Development Authority
(MHADA) in Mumbai and neighbouring satellite towns.

Minister of State for Housing, Sachin Ahir, said the
scheme will be a part of the proposed comprehensive policy for
welfare of senior citizens .

"Given the security concerns of senior citizens who live
alone, such housing complexes will help the local police to
keep a tab on the security," he said.

The scheme will be implemented after talks with groups
who work for the welfare of senior citizens.

MHADA constructs houses and sells them by conducting a
lottery. The houses for the senior citizens would be allotted
through the same system, on economic criteria.

PTI