Shimla: Mandated by law to plan and develop land, and create infrastructure to meet with the housing needs of different income groups, HP Housing and Urban Development Authority (HIMUDA) today launched its E-Avedan platform to facilitate online processing of applications.
After launching the platform, chief minister Virbhadra Singh termed it as a good initiative that would speed up processing of applications.
“It is a step in line with the state’s vision on e-governance and would help in efficient and transparent working,” said the chief minister.
By way of E-Avedan, one can submit an application for a house, flat or plot online and the earnest money can also be paid through an online transaction made by VISA/ master/debit or credit card or through net banking services. The platform is backed up by HDFC Bank online payment gateway.
This service would save time of the people as well as the department, said Virbhadra.
With increased urbanization there was a rising demand for housing and the online portal would facilitate HIMUDA in sorting out the applications without any delay. It would also speed up processing of applications that would be of great relief to the people, he added.
Besides the chief minister Urban Development Minister, Sudhir Sharma, Vice-Chairman HIMUDA, Yashwant Chhajta, Principal Secretary, Housing, Town and Country Planning, Manisha Nanda, Director, Information and Public Relations, Dr. M.P. Sood, Director, TCP, Capt JM. Pathania, among others were also present on the occasion.
HIMUDA was constituted in 2004 by an act of Legislation under Himachal Pradesh Housing and Urban Development Authority Act, 2004, with objective to provide for the creation of a development authority.