DDA housing scheme 2017 draw to be held today

NEW DELHI: The draw for the DDA’s new housing scheme, for which the urban body has received over 46,000 applications, would held today, a senior official said.

The draw of lot for the 46,182 registrants is slated to be held in the Vikas Sadan’s Auction Hall here from 11 am, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) said.

The 12,617 flats across four income categories are located in Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur.

The break-up of flats are: HIG –85; MIG –403 ; LIG — 11,757; and Janta –372.

Of the total number of flats, around 10,000 unoccupied ones are from the 2014 housing scheme, while 2,000 have been lying vacant.

“The draw of lots will held today. We are all geared up for it,” the DDA official said.

The entire procedure will be web-streamed live. The general public can view the live telecast of the draw online at the URL — http://webcast.gov.in/dda, he said.

Interested applicants can also visit the DDA headquarters for viewing the screening of the draw.

The 2017 housing scheme, which offers the 12,000 flats, ranging from close to Rs 7 lakh to over Rs 1.26 crore, was launched on June 30.

After the closure of the extended deadline for submission of forms, about 90,000 forms were sold.

“The deadline ended on September 11 and the total number of applications received stand at over 46,000. The last date for applying for any rectification in forms ended on November 10,” another senior DDA official said.

DDA’s Principal Commissioner (Housing) J P Agarwal said the DDA wants genuine people to apply and ward off market speculation.

The four categories of houses are – HIG (high-income group) flats priced between Rs 53.52 lakh and Rs 126.81 lakh; MIG (middle-income group) flats ranging from Rs 31.32 lakh to Rs 93.95 lakh; LIG (low-income group)/one-bedroom flats ranging from Rs 14.50 lakh to Rs 30.30 lakh; and Janta flats ranging from Rs 7.07 lakh to Rs 12.76 lakh.

The DDA has made every possible effort to address all concomitant issues, including water supply and transportation, Agarwal said.

The 2014 scheme offered 25,040 flats across categories, with prices ranging between Rs 7 lakh and Rs 1.2 crore. The online response was so massive that the DDAs official website crashed soon after the launch.

The one-bedroom flats were offered in Dwarka, Rohini, Narela and Siraspur areas.