DDA Rohini Scheme 1981: 25,000 People Dream Homes still in Dark
Delhi Development Authority always makes fake promises to provide the dream homes of 25,000 people who were to be allotted plots under a DDA housing scheme 1981. The applicants of the scheme have been still waiting for allotment with all basic facilities before 35 years.
Last year, 11,000 people were allotted plots in the “developed” sectors 28, 29, 30 and parts of 34 while these plots are still vacant. The land-owning agency is failed to provide the basic facilities like water, sewage, security, lighting and electricity in some sectors 28, 29, 30 and parts of 34.
The allottees are not ready to construct their houses because these plots in an area which doesn’t have basic facilities like water, electricity, streetlights, sewage, and security. But DDA claims it has developed sectors 28, 29, 30 and parts of 34 but unable to maintain them due to the rising cases of theft while the lack of streetlights, roads with open manhole have been a common feature in many pockets. Mostly allottees are saying that this area is very unsafe for living.
Allottees also complain that the land-owning authority didn’t give them on-site possession of plots. “We were asked to sign the papers in the DDA office. No one told showed us the plot. Most of us had a tough time locating our plots,” said Naresh Sehgal, who has a plot in Sector 34.
According to DDA officials, streetlights get stolen whenever they are installed. “You can see the poles. We have replaced streetlights several times. But thieves continue to target them.
DDA said that the water supply will be started but the allottees will have to complete their construction first and besides this, it has also said we can’t give water for construction. The allottees will have to make their own arrangement water and security as well as DDA is not responsible for it.
DDA officials also claim that none of the allottees have approached them with any problem. “They can come to us and discuss their problems. But no one has come so far,” said an official.
Now DDA is supposed to handover plots to 14,000-odd allottees by July this year in sector 34, 35, 36 and 37. But officials admit that they can’t do so as these areas are yet to be developed.
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