June launch for 20k swanky DDA flats in ’18 scheme

Hindustan Times (Delhi) - - METRO - Gu­lam Jee­lani gu­lam.jee­lani@htlive.com

NEW DELHI : The Delhi De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity (DDA) will of­fer 20,000 plush flats in Narela, Dwarka, Rohini, Vas­ant Kunj and Ja­sola i n its lat­est hous­ing scheme to be launched in June 2018.

Cur­rently, the flats are un­der con­struc­tion and DDA of­fi­cials said the work will be com­pleted by March 2018. No­to­ri­ous for of­fer­ing sec­ond-hand flats with poor ameni­ties, the DDA will pro­vide fa­cil­i­ties such as mul­ti­level un­der­ground park­ing, rain­wa­ter har­vest­ing units, build­ings that can with­stand an earth­quake of 8.5 on Richter scale and spa­cious bed­rooms in its lat­est project.

The once much sought af­ter DDA flats have, of late, been los­ing out to pri­vate hous­ing projects which pro­vide bet­ter ameni­ties at lower rates in the Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion. Of the 25,000 flats auc­tioned by DDA in its 2014 scheme, nearly 8,500 al­lot­tees sur­ren­dered their apart­ments cit­ing small size and lack of in­fra­struc­ture.

“We have started work on the scheme. A com­mit­tee has been con­sti­tuted and we ex­pect to roll it out by June next year,” said JP Agar­wal, prin­ci­pal com­mis­sioner, hous­ing, DDA.

The 2018 scheme will have flats for all in­come groups — LIG, MIG, HIG and EWS. “Prices of the flats have not been fixed yet,” Agar­wal said.

The de­ci­sion to roll out the new hous­ing scheme was taken in a re­cent re­view meet­ing of the au­thor­ity presided over by DS Mishra, sec­re­tary, Union min­istry of hous­ing and ur­ban af­fairs, of­fi­cials said. This is in ac­cor­dance with the min­istry’s hous­ing for all plans of Prad­han Mantri Awas Yo­jana (PMAY ur­ban), un­der which the au­thor­ity has set tar­gets of rolling out at least one lakh houses till 2022, they said.

“The al­lot­tees can avail the loans from banks for which they are en­ti­tled to sub­sidy ben­e­fits rang­ing be­tween Rs 1.4 lakh and Rs 2.6 lakh un­der PMAY scheme,” Agar­wal said.

DRAW OF LOTS FOR 2017 SCHEME

Of­fi­cials said the draw of lots for the 2017 hous­ing scheme, which was ear­lier sched­uled for Oc­to­ber, will now be held by Novem­ber end, of­fi­cials said.

The 12,000 flats, in the price range of Rs 7 lakh to over Rs 1.26 crore, are lo­cated across Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vas­ant Kunj, Ja­sola, Pi­ta­m­pura, Paschim Vi­har and Si­raspur.

“We re­ceived 2,900 ap­pli­ca­tions of rec­ti­fi­ca­tion in forms till the Novem­ber 10 dead­line. We are dis­pos­ing off the rec­ti­fi­ca­tions and will do a trial draw in a few days and fi­nally or­gan­ise the draw for al­lot­ments by Novem­ber end,” Agar­wal said. More than 41,000 ap­pli­ca­tions were submitted for the flats across four in­come cat­e­gories.

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