By Accommodation Times Bureau
The 2017 Housing Scheme launched by the Delhi Development Authority on June 30 has received about 5,000 applications for its housing scheme, whereas it is offering 12,000 flats, for four income categories.
Principal Commissioner (Housing) of DDA , JP Agarwal, said, “In the event that we get less than 12,000 applications by the closing of the scheme, we may decide to extend the date of the draw or even hold it, depending on the final number”. The last date for submitting applications is August 11, 2017.
Agarwal said that though they have not yet received the full details for the different categories, the housing authority would make every possible effort, to address all concomitant issues, including water supply and transportation. He assured further, “Yes, some areas like Narela and Rohini, have connectivity issues and some of the flats need repair, However, before allotting the flats, we will make them fit to move in”.
He gave information that the Delhi Jal Board had committed to the DDA, to supply water in all areas where it is lacking, in the next six months. “We have also written letters to the Delhi Metro and DTC authorities, seeking transport infrastructure in these areas,” he said.
The draw of the lots will be conducted in the first week of November 2017 and could be streamed online.
“50,000 forms have been sold so far, which is less but we are waiting and watching as of now,” he said. “One of the reasons for the low number of applications, could be due to the impact of demonetisation. The entire market is down, including the real estate sector,” another senior official of the DDA said.
The flats are spread across Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur. Of the 12,000 flats, around 10,000 unoccupied ones are from the 2014 housing scheme, while 2,000 have been lying vacant. The price of flats range from close to Rs 7 lakhs to over Rs 1.26 crores. Agarwal said, the DDA wants genuine people to apply and ward off market speculation.
The four categories of houses are – HIG (High Income Group) with 87 flats ranging from Rs 53.52 lakhs to Rs 126.81 lakhs; MIG (Middle Income Group) with 404 flats ranging from Rs 31.32 lakhs to Rs 93.95 lakhs; LIG (Lower Income Group)/one-bed room flats numbering 11,197 and ranging from Rs 14.50 lakhs to Rs 30.30 lakhs; and 384 ‘janta’ flats ranging from Rs 7.07 lakhs to Rs 12.76 lakhs. For the LIG category, the registration fee will be Rs 1 lakhs while for the MIG and HIG flats, Rs 2 lakhs will be charged.
“. Or, we may hold the draw for the HIG and MIG categories, for which we have received about 2,000-3,000 applications and postpone the draw for the LIG segment. However, that call would be taken, once we near the August 11 deadline. Nothing is finalised as of now,” he said.