The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has added about 400 more houses in its 2017 housing scheme, thereby increasing the chances of applicants. More than 40,000 people have applied for this year’s housing scheme.
DDA Commissioner, housing, J P Agarwal told The Indian Express, “We planned to give around 350 flats to separate agencies but those have now been included in this year’s housing scheme. About 50 flats are those that were either returned in last year’s housing scheme or were not put up for sale because of court disputes.” All the newly added flats are in Narela, he said.
Former Union Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu had inaugurated the housing scheme in June this year, with 12,069 flats on offer under the scheme, of which 87 were high-income group (HIG) flats, 404 were two-room middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest were 11,197 one-bedroom lower income group (LIG) flats and the rest ‘janta flats’.
The DDA is likely to conduct a draw in November, which will be live-streamed on the DDA website to enhance transparency, Agarwal said.
The draw of lots will be held in the presence of senior judges and journalists. Most of these flats are located in Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj and Jasola. DDA has said the cost of these flats will range between Rs 53.52 lakh and Rs 1.2 crore for HIG, Rs 31.32 lakh and Rs 93.95 lakh for MIG. For LIG, one has to pay between Rs 14.50 lakh and Rs 30.30 lakh and for janta flats, one has to shell out between Rs 7.07 lakh and Rs 12.76 lakh.
Agarwal said, “We are hopeful that we will be giving flats to people by the end of this year. The draw of lots will be conducted in November and demand letter would be issued by December. After that, we will start giving the possession of houses.” “DDA will ensure that all facilities are provided before handing over the keys,” he said.
Most of the flats up for grabs this time had been surrendered because the applicants found them too small or the neighbourhood was underdeveloped.