DDA Delhi Housing Scheme 2017 Narela Flats Surrendered By Allottees
Small room sizes in flats in Narela has become a serious concern for Delhi Development Authority. Days after the land-owning agency held the draw of lots for its 12,000 flats a majority of which were returned by the allottees of 2014 housing scheme, now again Narela flats surrendered by many allottees.
In less than two weeks, DDA received 500 flats surrender applications. Officials said mostly Narela flats surrendered and have been given up before DDA could even issue the demand-cum-allotment letter. “A majority of people have cited the small size of the rooms in LIG/one bedroom flats as the reason,” said a senior DDA official.
In 2014, the allottees had cited the same reason while surrendering the flats. “We will hold a meeting with the engineering department and explore all possibilities to address the problem,” said the official.
This is for the first time that DDA was finding it difficult to sell off flats. While size of the room was the main reason, lack of basic infrastructure like roads, water, etc., were others. Officials said little can be done about the room size., but they were working on improving the infrastructure.
DDA had recently allotted over 500 flats to residents of Kathputli Colony, where it has started redevelopment work. The agency had announced the housing scheme for 2017 in June in which 12,617 were put up on sale for which it received 47,000 applications.
DDA is working for its 2018 housing scheme, the flats are under construction and DDA officials said the work will be completed by March 2018. Notorious for offering second-hand flats with poor amenities, the DDA will provide facilities such as multilevel underground parking, rainwater harvesting units, buildings that can withstand an earthquake of 8.5 on Richter scale and spacious bedrooms in its latest project.
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