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Agency promises finished flats

The Delhi Development Authority’s 2010 housing scheme has been a tale of incomplete flats with acute lack of basic amenities. The land development agency has promised a different story this time.

delhi Updated: Nov 26, 2014 00:08 IST
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The Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2010 housing scheme has been a tale of incomplete flats with acute lack of basic amenities. The land development agency has promised a different story this time.

In a press conference following the draw of lots for the 2014 housing scheme on Tuesday, DDA vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar said the agency would ensure that allottees have no reason to complain this time.

“Flats will be handed over to the allottees only when these are complete,” he said. Kumar said he would personally visit all the sites to check the condition of flats and ensure that only finished ones with all basic amenities are given to allottees.

Kumar, however, said while newly-constructed flats that comprise the majority in the present scheme will get finishing touches very soon, the condition of older flats in the scheme will take some time to improve.

“Tenders for renovation work at 855 old flats have been given. They will look like new flats,” he said. “I would request allottees of these flats to not visit the site now and see it later when they are ready since they are in bad shape now,” he said.

Kumar said the majority of the flats in the scheme would be ready by December. “Only 6,000 flats in the scheme will be completed and handed over to allottees by March next year,” he said. These 6,000 flats include 3,114 in Rohini and 2,840 in Siraspur.

Allottees of 2010 housing scheme have had a harrowing time as completion of flats took a long time. In many areas such as Mukherjee Nagar, allottees were given possession of unfinished flats without proper power and water connections.