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After 3-year delay, Vasant Kunj D-6 flats complete

Sidhartha Roy, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, August 30, 2013
First Published: 00:41 IST(30/8/2013) | Last Updated: 00:52 IST(30/8/2013)

After a delay of nearly three years, flats in Ganga block of Vasant Kunj D-6 are finally ready.


Nearly 400 flats of the Ganga block — developed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA) — are among the 2,709 flats in Vasant Kunj’s D-6 built to house foreign officials and technicians visiting Delhi for the 2010 Commonwealth Games.

The flats were allotted as part of the DDA’s 2010 housing scheme. While allottees had got possession of their flats in the other blocks of the complex, construction of Ganga block was delayed.

But the allottees of Ganga block can now breathe easy as demand letters for the flats are expected to be issued early next month. Once the demand letters are sent, the allottees would have to make the payments.

“All construction work of the flats in Ganga block is complete and the flats have been cleared. We are just waiting for the electrical work to be completed and then to hand over the flats,” said a senior DDA official, who didn’t wish to be named.

“Only electrical fittings are left to be done. The work will take just a few more days and we hope to issue demand letters to the allottees early next month,” he said.
The official said once the allottees take possession of the flats after making payments, other fittings will be installed and a final coating of paint would be put on the walls.

“I was overjoyed when I got a flat in the Ganga block after DDA’s draw of lots in its 2010 housing scheme but the allotment soon turned into a nightmare,” said an allottee, who wished to remain anonymous.
“We have been waiting for all these years with DDA officials assuring us of timely completion of the plans without giving a specific deadline even once,” he said.

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