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

DNA (Delhi) - - FRONT PAGE - Vatsala Shrangi vatsala.shrangi@dnain­

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

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