The Delhi Development Authority is set to launch its housing scheme next month. A senior DDA official said that the department has completed all the formalities and the file is before the lieutenant-governor (L-G) for final approval.
The land owning agency is offering around 13,000 flats under the scheme, of which 350 are two-room Middle Income Group (MIG) flats, while the rest are either one-bedroom Lower Income Group Flats (LIG) flats or Janta flats.
“DDA will roll out the scheme after the lieutenant governor gives his final approval for the scheme in a meeting with DDA officials set for the third or last week of this month,” the DDA official said.
Ending the speculations over whether DDA will put a five-year sale embargo, he said DDA is not putting any such restriction and a person will be free to sell these flats whenever they want.
However, unlike earlier years, people whose names figure in the lucky draw of lots will have to purchase the flats, else their registration amount will be forfeited, he said.
The registration amount, which is to be deposited in the banks before the draw of lots, is Rs1 lakh for LIG and Janta flats and Rs2 lakh for MIG and HIG flats.
“DDA has completed all the formalities from its side and if the L-G does not make any last minute changes. This is how the scheme would be,” he said.
Most of these flats – the LIG and Janta units – are the ones surrendered by people who found them to be too small than what was promised, or the neighbourhoods were underdeveloped — like lack of roads and streetlights and inadequate water supply.
The DDA has put the houses back on sale under the banner of the 2016 housing scheme.
After the scheme is announced, buyers would get nearly a month to submit the applications — the scrutiny of which would take another month.
“The agency may start giving possession around September-October as the unfinished civil work and services in the colonies will be completed around that time,” the DDA source said.
The flats are spread across the city in places such as Sarita Vihar and Jasola in south Delhi, Dwarka in southwest, Pitampura and Rohini in northwest, Dilshad Garden in northeast, Paschim Vihar in the west and Mukherjee Nagar in the north.
Here’s what the DDA is offering in different parts of Delhi under the scheme
13,148 – Total no. of flats
11,671 – LIG/one-bedroom flat
79 – HIG
398 – MIG
563 – EHS (Expandable)
437 - Janta
Flats are spread across: Narela, Rohini, Pitampura, Loknayakpuram, Dwarka, Bindapur, Paschim Vihar, Jahangirpuri, Mukherjee Nagar, Dilshad Garden, Sukhdev Vihar, Jasola, Sarita Vihar
Cost of Flats
Type Of Flats Area of Flats Approximate Price
LIG 28.34 to 52.63 sqm between Rs 14.95 lakh and Rs 28.54 lakh
EHS 24.19 to 77.57 sqm between Rs 11.76 lakh and Rs 77.57 lakh
JANTA 18.85 to 30.45 sqm Rs 6.68 lakh to Rs 15.15 lakh
MIG 64.04 to 109.88 sqm Rs 30.23 lakh to Rs Rs 70.07 lakh
HIG 77.57 to 142.46 sqm Rs 41.62 lakh to Rs 1.40 crore
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
1. The registration amount, deposited in the banks before a draw of lots for the allotment, is Rs1 lakh for one-bedroom LIG and Janta flats, and Rs2 lakh for MIG and HIG flats
2. Most of these flats – the LIG and Janta homes – are the ones surrendered by people who found them to be too small, or the neighbourhoods were underdeveloped
3. After the scheme is announced, probably by the end of the month, buyers will get nearly a month to submit applications, the scrutiny of which would take another month
4. There will be no restriction on when people can sell these flats, the DDA said, refuting reports that a 5-year sale embargo may be included in the deals
5. The DDA will not refund the registration amounts to people who get an allotment but refuse to buy the flats
6. Possession may be given around September-October
7. Forms will be available at eight banks — 99 branches of Bank of Baroda, 48 of Yes Bank, 118 of Axis Bank, 84 of IDBI bank , 50 of Kotak Mahindra Bank, 29 of State Bank of India, 28 of Central Bank of India and 6 of HDFC in Delhi
How much does the brochure cost? Cost of the brochure for last scheme was Rs 150. If you download it online, you will have to pay the amount at the time of submission.
Do I need ID proof? All you need is a photocopy of your PAN card.
Am I eligible? Any Indian citizen, 18 years of age and above can apply. However, you are not eligible to apply if you already own a flat or plot in your or your spouse/child’s name in Delhi.
How many times can I apply? A person can only apply once each year.
If I’m applying can my husband/wife also apply? Yes, both of you can apply separately. However, if both of you are allotted flats, only one can be retained.