Ludhiana,Punjab: After delaying allotment of 789 flats to the 1984 genocide victims, Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority (GLADA), on Monday allotted flats in a draw at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan.
More than 1,500 victims from across the state attended the draw organised by GLADA. 161 Medium Income Group (MIG) flats and 628 Low Income Group (LIG) flats were successfully allotted to the riot victims.
A waiting list of 8 victims for MIG flats and 32 victims for LIG flats has also been formed by GLADA. On May 15 this year, the draw for allotment of flats was cancelled due to which genocide victims protested in front of GLADA office. Officials of Greater Ludhiana Area Development Authority at that time had sought the reason that incomplete verification of victims was responsible for postponement of the draw.
6,409 genocide victims from Punjab had applied for LIG and MIG flats from Punjab Urban Development Authority (PUDA). Out of these, while 3,569 people applied for MIG flats, applicants for LIG were 2,840. The flats constructed for the genocide victims are located in sector 40, Chandigarh road and Phase-3, Dugri.
Rakesh Popli, estate officer, GLADA, said that some people who did not get the flats during draw tried to create ruckus during the draw but were successfully controlled by the police.