The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to hold the draw of lots for its latest housing scheme on Monday. But applicants will get to know about the results of the draw only a day later. The draw will take place at the Noida-based office of the Centre for Development of Advance Computing (C-DAC).
DDA roped in the company as the number of flats involved—nearly 16,000—is three times its previous housing scheme. Moreover, the agency believes that C-DAC has the requisite equipment to carry out the computerised draw.
“The draw can take up to four hours and it might not be possible for us to put up the list of successful candidates on our website the same day,” said a senior DDA official. The list will be put on DDA’s website www.dda.org.in and will also be published in major newspapers.
Though no one would be allowed to enter the C-DAC office during the draw, a television would be installed outside for those who want to witness the exercise live.
Noida administration has made tight security arrangements for the draw at C-DAC’s sector-62 office. Keeping in mind a huge gathering, traffic police personnel, and women police officers have also been deployed. “The draw is likely to continue till 4pm . Two companies of the provincial armed constabulary, four SHOs, 15 sub-inspectors, and 40 constables have been deployed,” said a senior police officer. If needed, traffic on some routes could be diverted, he said.
About 7.53 lakh people have applied for the 16,000 flats on offer. “This time, the exercise is more stringent than ever. Applicants have to make payments from their own accounts and details will be sent to the IT department for verification. This will rule out the involvement of speculators and property dealers,” the official said.