Draw of lots for special housing scheme likely on April 18: DDA official 

DDA flats for LIG/EWS group in Narela in 2019

DDA flats for LIG/EWS group in Narela in 2019 | Photo Credit: File Photo

The Delhi Development Authority is likely to hold a draw of lots in mid-April for its special housing scheme launched in December last year, a senior DDA official said on Thursday. 

“The tentative date for the draw is April 18. Except for a few housing pockets in Narela, the remaining pockets should sell this time,” said the official. 

Under the scheme, a total of 18,335 flats are up for sale across four categories — economically weaker section (EWS)/ Janta flats, lower-income group (LIG), middle-income group (MIG) and higher income group (HIG) — in the city’s Dwarka, Rohini, Narela, Jasola and other areas. Most of these flats were returned by previous allottees.

The agency said while it received 22,170 applications for the special housing scheme, payments of 12,253 applicants have been processed so far. Despite multiple requests, the agency did not provide data on the preferences of applicants.

Of the 18,335 flats for sale, 5,033 EWS flats in Narela’s Sector A1 to A4, ranging between a plinth area of 46.71 square metres and 54.08 square metres have been priced at a tentative disposal cost from ₹10.75 lakh to ₹12.42 lakh. 

To attract buyers

Previously, The Hindu had reported that all the housing schemes launched by the authority since 2014 have received a poor response, according to documents accessed. The documents also revealed that the authority recognised the poor performance of its housing schemes. It, therefore, went on to amend its housing regulations to attract buyers for its unsold flats by allowing people to participate who do not own a flat or a plot over 67 square metres in Delhi.

While the senior official emphasised that flats in Jasola and other areas have received a good response from homebuyers, the agency remains tight-lipped over the response received for its housing units in Narela.

Previously, the DDA Vice-Chairman Manish Gupta, while speaking to The Hindu, said that agency’s housing scheme was getting a good response, except “for certain categories in Narela”, adding that Narela has to be seen as a sub-city “that will come up in the future.”

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