DDA Hike Price of Residential Plots by 100 Folds

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Delhi Development authority has hike the price of the residential plots by 100 fold.

Back in 1981 DDA had charged Rs.100-200 per square metre from the flat winners under the LIG category but as the new housing scheme 2014 the allotee is asked to pay Rs.14,120 per square metre of land for the same category.

There are four plot categories- 26 square metres (at Rs.100 per square metres), 32 square metres (Rs.125 per square metres), 60 and 90 square metres (both Rs.200 per square metres).

However, the prices for these categories, as mentioned in the demand letters, is Rs.11,252 per square metres (26 square metres), Rs.14,120 per square metres (32 square metres) and Rs.23,252 per square metres (both 60 and 90 square metres).

The DDA had recently issued allotment-cum-demand letters to nearly 11,000 applicants following directives of the Supreme Court.

Rahul Gupta, petitioner for the applicants of the Rohini Residential Scheme, said: “During a debate in the Lok Sabha on December 5, 1983, the then minister for works and housing Buta Singh said that the price given by DDA will be the same as decided on the date of registration. He had also assured that the Rohini scheme will be completed within the promised time of five years.

However, the DDA has increased the plot prices.” The DDA, however, claims that rules permit the agency to revise residential property rates.

DDA vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar said: “The rules pertaining to allotment of plots permit us to charge the beneficiaries at existing rates. The DDA is well within law while increasing the prices of residential plots under various categories.”

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