DDA Delhi Offers 6K Surrendered Flats To Paramilitary Forces
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has written to paramilitary forces to put to use the over 6,000 flats that have been rejected by the allottees in its two previous housing schemes 2014 & 2017 citing small size and alleged lack of basic amenities.
Officials said at least 6,000 allottees of DDA’s ambitious 2017 housing scheme have surrendered their houses within 45 days of the draw of lot held on November 30 last year. These flats are among 8,500 units that were returned by the allottees in the land owning agency’s 2014 housing scheme and were later refurbished before being included in the latest scheme. A large majority of these flats are the 1 BHK Lower Income Group (LIG) category units constructed on city outskirts in Rohini, Narela and Siraspur.
The move is a departure from DDA’s priority of constructing houses for the public. But after two failed attempts of selling the “wrongly designed” flats DDA, it appears, realised there are no takers for the units and should thus be put to use as quarters for the paramilitary staff.
CISF has sought 750 flats from DDA in Rohini. The area suits CISF personnel posted on Metro stations as the service is being expanded in the region. As many as 1,500 flats of Delhi government in Narela were also accommodated as CISF quarters after no takers were found a few years ago.
The official added that if all the 6,000 “rejected” flats don’t find takers with the paramilitary forces, then the remaining flats would be refurbished or re purposed in order to be included in future DDA schemes.
Of the 46,000 applications for the 2017 scheme, DDA allotted the flats to 12,617 applicants after the draw of lots. These 12,617 flats included 11,757 lower income group (LIG), 403 middle income group (MIG), 372 Janta and 85 higher income group units.
Priced between ₹7 lakh and ₹1.26 crore, the flats are located in Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur. There was a provision for surrendering the flats within 15 days after the allotment letters are issued.
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