The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to postpone the launch of its DDA New Housing Scheme 2017. The scheme was scheduled to be launched on 26 January. But due to some reasons the scheme launching date has been forwarded.
DDA has also planned to resell 13,500 flats, which were either refunded or rejected by the allottees of its 2014 housing scheme. A senior official said that they have decided to announce the new housing scheme only after improving the basic infrastructure in their newly developed housing complexes. The engineering department has been directed to prepare a plan. Based on the time frame provided by them about the completion of work, they will plan the launch.
According to the sources, the engineering department will take two to three more months to complete work related to roads, streetlights etc. An official said that they will complete the allotment process by the time. The engineering department will be able to develop the area around the complexes and address all the problems related to essential services like water.
News had highlighted the problems faced by residents of DDA’s newly constructed housing complexes in its November 29, 2016 edition, About 25,000 flats were offered by DDA in the year 2014, out of these flats about 13,500 flats were either refunded or rejected by the allottees due to their small size.A majority of flats are located in Rohini and Narela.
When reporters visited the areas, it found that there was no proper access road to the complexes. There were security issues, as streetlights were missing. Most of the shops in the housing complexes were closed. People also complained about irregular water supply and poor quality of construction.
The land-owning agency had announced its plan in December to launch the housing scheme. DDA has made some significant changes in its policy to ensure that there were no large-scale rejections.
Here Are The Changes:
- The 11,000-odd LIG flats would be sold at the old rates (of 2014).
- DDA has removed the five-year lock. Earlier, an allottee was not allowed to re-sell his/her property for five years.
- The applicants were not allowed to get the registration money back in case they withdrew from the scheme after allotment of flats.
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to first improve the basic facilities so that the housing scheme gets a good response.
News Source: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/delhi/dda-defers-launch-of-housing-complexes/articleshow/56607443.cms?from=mdr