by Anushree Ghosh
The Delhi Development Authority’s Master Plan was structured in 1962 to plan an organised set-up for the chaotic growth of Delhi. This encompassed the need to spot new lands and developing them into residential complexes, that were supposed to be self-contained colonies with commercial & retail services within the premises.
This year, DDA is ready with almost 18,000 flats in Delhi’s Vasant Kunj and Narela areas. The Delhi Development Authority had launched its new plan online on March 25, with flats belonging to 4 categories — HIG, MIG, LIG and EWS.
Here are the things you need to know about flat allotment:
- Unlike previous years, one must use only the online portal to apply for flats in Vasant Kunj and Narela.
- Flats will be allotted using a lottery system after the last submission date.
- The most expensive flat, i.e., a 3 BHK in Vasant Kunj would cost around ₹1.7 crore while the cheapest one, i.e., an EWS unit in Narela would cost about₹10.4 lakh. Out of the total number of flats, 8,383 are in the lower income category, 2,000 are in the middle-income category, 448 are in the higher income category and 8,000 in the economically weaker section (EWS) category.
- One can visit the DDA website to know the detailed set of instructions and price list for the flats available on the DDA website.
- People who wish to buy flats in any of the categories under the new housing scheme, in Narela and Vasant Kunj can visit the sample flats to understand the architecture and amenities related to the property. One can visit these flats on any day from 10 am – 6 pm.
- Shuttle bus services from Jahangirpuri metro station to Narela is arranged by the Delhi Development Authority during the entire period of the scheme. It becomes easier for the buyers to make a quick trip and evaluate the pros and cons of the property.
- The registration fee of the flats ranges from Rs. 10k to 2L.
- The DDA website has 13 empanelled banks like ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, and IDBI Bank.
As per a report by Times Now, published on 14th May 2019, the registrations are slow. People are opting for flats in Vasant Kunj but they are not willing to go for Narela due to its location and lack of availability of public transport.
The 2019 DDA flat scheme is certainly well-planned than the previous year plan. In 2018, The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) launched the DDA Flats Housing Scheme focusing mainly on the people who are from the lower income group and the middle-income group. DDA offered around 21,000 houses; and the categories were Janta Flats, LIG, MIG and HIG.