Shimla : Having accepted 71,000 applications from all over the country to build flats and houses in the state the Himachal Pradesh Urban Development Authority(HIMUDA) is now finding it hard looking for land to carry out the project.
The state run company needs almost 26,000 bighas of land in around 60 towns.But in the last few months the company has only been able to find land at a dozen or so places,say officials.
HIMUDA vice chairman Ganesh Dutt said the building company(HIMUDA) has been able to find land at some places while search is on to find more land at other places.
“Around 71,000 applications were received and HIMUDA collected Rs 35 crore in the process.No target has been set so far to finish the project as we are still looking for land,” said Dutt.
The applications have not only come in from people within the state but in large numbers from outside the state as well, as people in the plains dream of owning a house in the hills.
In popular hill station like Shimla and other such places majority of the applications are by non Himachal domicile people.
Shimla has the highest number of applications at 8100.Other popular tourist towns also have applications from outside the state.