The department of town and country planning(DTCP) has issued directions to 26 developers in the city, asking them to explain the status of transfer of land for economically weaker section (EWS) housing projects to the state housing board, so that these can be developed and apartments allotted to the applicants. The department issued the directions after a review of the existing EWS projects. The department observed that only a handful of developers had handed over the EWS project land to the state housing board so far.
As per the rules, developers are required to transfer the land meant for EWS projects to the housing board within six months after getting environmental clearance for their realty projects. While the transfer of project takes place through DTCP, the developers have to arrange for water, power, roads, sewage and other basic infrastructure before handing over the project land