In just over a week after the Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) launched demand survey for  affordable houses, nearly 41,000 have applied for the same under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) — Housing for All (Urban) Scheme.

A spokesperson of the CHB said so far, more than 4,900 application forms have been received physically in CHB apart from more than 36,000 received online on the PMAY-MIS portal under the scheme.

The scheme is for people belonging to the lower income group and economically weaker sections on a no-profit-no-loss basis.

An annual income of up to Rs.3 lakh has been fixed as the eligibility for applying under the EWS category and annual income between Rs.3 lakh and Rs.6 lakh for the lower income group (LIG) category.

The cost of a flat in the LIG will be from Rs.10 to 15 lakh while it will be half the amount for the EWS category. The period for the submission of the survey form has been extended from March 20 to April 20.

"The households living in urban areas of Chandigarh are eligible to submit demand survey forms for affordable housing in partnership and individual house enhancement provided that they are residents of Chandigarh as on 17.6.2015 having Aadhar Card/Voter Card and having no house/residential plot anywhere in India," the CHB said.