Chandigarh, Feb. 2 -- Chandigarh Housing Board (CHB) has told the allottees of Small Flats and Affordable Rental Housing Scheme to deposit their outstanding rents within 15 days or face cancellation proceedings.

After waiting for several years for over 10,000 allottees of eight rehabilitation colonies to clear their rent arrears totalling over Rs.20 crore, CHB in November last year had started sending them recovery notices.

"Many allottees have not been paying the stipulated rent for many years now. We had started a drive last year and recovered Rs.18 crore. But, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, arrears piled up to nearly Rs.20 crore again," a CHB official said.

In 2019, CHB had cancelled the allotment of around 250 allottees for the viol...