Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha (Rajuk) has extended the time to apply for allotment of around 1250 plots at Jhilmil Residential Area project by one month following demands from applicants.
The revised deadline is now September 25, which was August 25, said Rajuk Chairman Nurul Huda.
“We have allowed the time extension honouring the request of applicants as it is the month of Ramadan,” he added.
An advertisement will be published in newspapers in this regard within a day or two, mentioned Huda.
Rajuk in a recent board meeting has also fixed the rate of per katha land at Tk 5 lakh for a five katha plot and Tk 4 lakh for a three katha plot.
Among the project’s affected people, each owning more than 10 katha of land will get a 2.5 katha plot, while the rest will get flats, noted a Rajuk official.
However, they will have to pay Tk 3 lakh for each katha.
An applicant will have to deposit Tk 1.50 lakh for a three katha and Tk 2.50 lakh for a five katha plot with the application. The amount is Tk 1 lakh only for the affected people.
Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology will hold a lottery to select the allotees.
Earlier in May, the town planner invited applications for a third time to allot the plots in this project located adjacent to Dhaka-Mawa highway in Suvadda, Chunkatia and Tegharia moujas of Keraniganj just outside the capital.
Rajuk initiated the project in 1997 to solve the housing problem of Dhaka residents and was expected to complete it by 2001.
Of the project’s around 1635 plots, the town planner will consider 385 more applicants who applied earlier and became eligible, said an official of Rajuk.
According to the new allotment guidelines, people in 15 categories are eligible to apply for plots.
The categories are freedom fighters, journalists, government employees, officials and employees of autonomous bodies and armed forces, businessmen, industrialists, private job holders, private teachers, arts, literary and sports personalities, remittance earners, lawyers, agriculturists, engineers and doctors.
Ministers, state ministers, speaker, deputy speaker, lawmakers and judges will qualify directly on application.
The authorities earlier invited applications twice to allot plots but failed to draw adequate response.
A project official said they expect to finish the project and hand over the plots within the next three years if everything goes smoothly.
-With The Daily Star input