Only 8,000 applications received for 12,000 flats, DDA extends last date till Sept 11
DDA had launched the scheme on June 30 with 12,069 flats under which 87 are high-income group (HIG) flats, 404 are two-room middle income group (MIG) flats.delhi Updated: Aug 10, 2017 11:11 IST
With just 8,000 applications received till last week for about 12,000 flats up for sale, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has extended the last date for the scheme to September 11.
Earlier, the last date for submitting the applications for the draw of lots was August 11. The last date for the draw has also been extended to the first week of December.
DDA had launched the scheme on June 30 with 12,069 flats under which 87 are high-income group (HIG) flats, 404 are two-room middle income group (MIG) flats. The rest 11,197 are one-bedroom lower-income group flats (LIG) and 384 janta flats.
A senior DDA official said, “An approval for the extension was sought from Delhi lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, who is also the chairman of DDA.”
To encourage prospective buyers, DDA has also relaxed the forfeiture clause. No penalty will be levied if houses are surrendered within 15 days of allotment of demand letter, which would have earlier led to a forfeiture of 25%.
For the LIG (lower income group) category, the registration fee is Rs 1,00,000 while for the middle income group and high income group flats, Rs 2,00,000 will be charged.
The authority had received 7.5 lakh applications for its scheme launched in September 2014. It had printed 20 lakh forms and about 17 lakh were sold. On the day of the launch, about 30,000 forms were bought and the number crossed the two lakh mark within five days.
This year, however, the scheme has received only 5,000 applications till last week under different categories of flats out of 55,000 forms that were sold.