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DDA houses still within reach

If you missed out on the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme but were put on the waiting list, there is a good chance you can still get your dream house. Sidhartha Roy reports.

delhi Updated: Jun 23, 2011 03:13 IST
Sidhartha Roy

If you missed out on the Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) housing scheme but were put on the waiting list, there is a good chance you can still get your dream house.

The verification of successful applicants is on and the DDA is every day receiving applications from allottees who want to surrender their flats. The number of such applications will be close to 200 in about a week, DDA sources said. This apart, allottees who fail to make it past the verification process will be disqualified.

Under the scheme, the DDA — the country’s biggest land development agency — offered 16,000 flats. A draw of lots was held on April 18 to choose the lucky ones from 7.5 lakh applicants. Another draw was held the same day and 600 applicants were put on the waiting list.

“The number of people surrendering flats on their own is surprisingly high this time. We are receiving about two such applications every day,” said a senior DDA official.

“Along with the surrendered flats and the allotments that might be cancelled after verification, we would be able to accommodate a sizeable number of applicants in the waiting list,” the official said.

Explaining the high number of allottees willing to give up flats, the official said: “This time, the norms are much more stringent. Many applicants, it seems, are unable to comply with them.”

One of the new conditions is that the allotment money must to be from the allottee’s bank account. Also, documents will be verified by the income tax department and the source of the money has to be disclosed.