The Delhi Development Authority is set to build 81,000 new flats in the Capital by 2021
Work on 68,000 flats has begun; apartments will be bigger than LIG flats
Even as the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2017 housing scheme is due for the draw of lots this November, the urban body is all set to build 81,000 more flats in the Capital by 2021.
Senior officials said the flats will be bigger and have better facilities. Over 11,000 LIG flats from the 2014 housing scheme were returned for being too small and lacking basic civic amenities.
“This time, the LIG flats will be in the range of 42-60 square meters, as against the 33 square meters as in the previous schemes,”an official said.
DDA, the government’s housing body, has mapped these flats in the first phase of its scheme of making 1 lakh flats over five years. The scheme was announced by former union minister for urban development (MoUD), Venkaiah Naidu, on June 30, while launching the 2017 housing scheme. The flats were announced under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana to offer affordable housing in the city.
“Of the 81,000, we have already started work on 68,000. Most are spread across outer Delhi and southwest areas. When the scheme was announced, construction on these had already begun,”the official said.
Besides, the housing department is preparing a layout for 13,000 more flats. The flats on offer will cater mostly to the low and middle-income groups. A small number will be in the highincome category.
Flats to come up by December-end
According to sources, by December-end this year, nearly 20,980 flats are expected to be completed. Of these, around 3,622 will be Janta or for economically weaker sections (EWS), 16,298 will be for lowincome groups (LIG), 579 will be for middle income groups (MIG), and 488 for high-income group (HIG) houses.
Flats to come up by December, 2018
In the second edition, the urban body plans to ready 13,300 flats. Of these, 10,447 will be Janta/EWS flats, 1,528 MIG and 1,345 HIG flats. These flats will come up mostly in Rohini Sectors 34 and 35, various pockets of Narela, and Sector B of Vasant Kunj. These will come up in Dwarka, Narela, Kalkaji Extension, and Jasola.
Flats to come up by December, 2019
The Authority plans to come up with 28,930 flats, of which 12,083 are LIG, 4,375 MIG, and 1,954 HIG flats. These will be at Dwarka, Mongolpuri, and Kathputli Colony.“These also include nearly 4,400 flats being built in the slum
clusters of Kathputli Colony and others,”sources said.
Flats to come up by December, 2020
A total of 4,663 flats are planned to be ready in 2020. Of these, 1,248 will be Janta flats, 2,455 MIG, and 960 HIG flats. These will be at Narela and Bakarwala.
Flats to come up by December, 2021
The urban body is working to ready 13,265 flats. Of these, 4,189 will be Janta/EWS flats, 2,635 LIG, 3,044 MIG, and 3,397 HIG flats. These flats will be built at Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Kondli, Preet Vihar, and Mandawali.
The flats were announced under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana