Now, DDA (Delhi Development Authority) is planning to ensure the basic facilities such i.e. adequate public transport connectivity and other services in areas where the flats under its new housing scheme are located.
It is expected that the authority will launch its new housing scheme by the end of March. Under this scheme, DDA will offer 13,000 flats at locations like Sarita Vihar, Jasola, Dwarka, Pitampura, Sukhdev Vihar, Narela, Rohini, Jahangirpuri, Loknayakpuram, Dilshad Garden, Paschim Vihar, Bindapur and Mukherjee Nagar.
These flats were offered in the previous schemes but were either surrendered or rejected by the allottees due to its small size, poor construction, infrastructure, and other facilities. A majority of the flats were one bedroom, hall and kitchen (BHK). A total number of 11,544 rejected or surrendered flats will be again allotted by the authority.
A senior official of the DDA informed that the agency is planning to write to the Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) to improve bus frequency in these areas or introduce new routes in colonies that are still not on its map.
The official said that DTC should not have many issues with the DDA’s request as bus service is already available at some locations, and the corporation just has to increase their frequency. He said that the authority will request them to approve new routes or more buses on specific routes.
The authority is also planning to write to Mother Dairy to open milk, vegetable and fruit stalls.
The official said that as the authority is making every possible effort to launch the housing scheme in March, they want to make sure there are better transport service and utility outlets before making the allotments. They have received feedbacks from various quarters regarding non-availability of grocery shops or milk booths in the vicinity of some flats. At some locations, the nearest Mother Dairy booth was six kilometers away.
He also said that the tendering process to allocate shops in housing complexes or their vicinity has already been initiated. He said that they hope vendors will also move well in time.
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