West Bengal Housing Board was founded under the Act XXXII in the year 1972 with a view towards offering holistic lifestyles to residents at affordable prices. The West Bengal Housing Board started operating from the 5th of May in 1973 and has earned a name for itself with its professional expertise in terms of quality construction standards and affordable housing units. The list of property by West Bengal Housing Board covers in excess of 35000 residential units till date and is administrated by the Housing Department of the Government of West Bengal. The West Bengal Housing Board offers projects to buyers spread across several categories.
The Government takes the lead in initiating the development of houses and flats all across the state in partnership with reputed realty companies. A lottery system is followed in case of allotment of flats to buyers at these projects. Shri Aroop Biswas, Honourable MIC spearheads the Board. Projects fall under categories like Economically Weaker Sections, Middle Income Groups, Lower Income Groups and Higher Income Groups.Unique Selling Point:
The Housing Board offers well designed and affordably priced projects across several categories, thereby fulfilling the housing aspirations of different classes of the society minus inflationary pressures. The EWS category is allotted residential units priced up to a maximum of 1, 75, 000 while the MIG and LIG groups get units priced at 9.20 and 4.10 lakhs respectively. There is another MIG category where residential units priced at 15 lakhs are usually offered to buyers.
The High Income Group or individuals with monthly income exceeding 40, 001 are allotted residential units that are priced in accordance to all necessary variables and other computations. Affordability and quality construction techniques are the biggest USPs of the Housing Board.Landmark Projects:
One of the landmark projects helmed by the Board includes a pioneering project based at Sunny Park in Kolkata. This project comes with 180 units for buyers in 2, 3 and 4 BHK configurations. The project is totally Vastu compliant and spreads over 4.25 acres. Average apartment sizes range between 1350 and 3500 sq ft. Several contemporary amenities are provided to residents including a club house, power backup, intercom facilities, rainwater harvesting, landscaped gardens, community hall, security services, reserved parking spaces and more. The locality is one of Ballygunge’s poshest areas and is strategically connected to places like Bhowanipore, Park Circle, Dhakuria, Kasba and Lansdowne among others.Type/Category of Projects:
Affordable housing is the main area of specialization as far as the Housing Board is concerned.