Delhi

Homebuyers surrender 4,000 out of 8,000 allotted flats: DDA

Low-income group flats in Narela, Vasant Kunj among those returned

Out of the approximately 8,000 flats allotted by the Delhi Development Authority, around 4,000 of them have been surrendered by the allottees, officials of the DDA said on Wednesday.

The urban body had conducted a draw of lots for the housing scheme 2019 in July this year where around 10,000 flats, out of the total 18,000 flats, were put on offer.

Officials said that most of the flats surrendered by the allottees were low-income group (LIG) flats in Narela.

“Out of the 4,000 flats surrendered, most are LIG flats in Narela. While there are a few in Vasant Kunj as well, but the number is not much there. While we are yet to decide on what to do about these LIG flats, as of now, Delhi Police has shown interest in the middle-income group flats,” said a senior DDA official.

The flats on offer under this year’s scheme were newly constructed ones in Narela and Vasant Kunj. The land owning agency had earlier said that while there were over 45,000 applications under the scheme, flats in Narela had seen a tepid response.

“While the high-income group (HIG) and middle-income group (MIG) flats in Vasant Kunj got a good response with around 20 applications for each flat, the same was not the case in Narela,” the official said.

Due to the low response, the DDA had put only 10,000 of the approximately 18,000 flats on offer while conducting the draw. Officials had said that the move was taken to “avoid scattering” of people in different blocks.

Special scheme

Meanwhile, the DDA will launch a special scheme for applicants under the SC/ST category on September 5. Approximately 500 flats will be put on offer under this scheme, said officials.

“Interested stakeholders have to apply online and there will be a draw of lots for allotment. Reservation ratio will be 2:1 for SC and ST category applicants,” they said. Besides this, another scheme for the economically weaker section will also be launched on August 30, where the flats will be offered at a concessional rate.

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