Balconies extended, illegal construction, empty flats
Dwarka’s 1 8 B bl ock houses over 930 apartments that were part of the 2010 DDA Housing Scheme. These G+10 structures are divided into two societies known as Golf Links and Samridhi apartments. A tour of the site revealed that around 200 flats were still empty and finishing touches were being given to the remaining units. Sources in DDA said that these houses were empty either because allottees had not paid the money on time, nor taken possession or taken possession and locked the premises.
Quality of construction and planning of these apartments seem much superior compared to other complexes in Delhi that the HT Estates team visited. While underground car parking is yet to be occupied, the complex has a capacity of 923 cars – 700 underground and the rest above. We saw most cars parked outside the buildings. The team also saw quite a few instances of balcony extensions and some illegal constructions.
The quality of construction in the Dwarka apartments was far superior to the DDA apartments in Mukherjee Nagar or Vasant Kunj.
Over 900 units were up for grabs in the 2010 scheme in Dwarka’s Golf Links and Samridhi apartments.