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DDA fails to meet deadline yet again

delhi Updated: Sep 15, 2011 23:52 IST
Sidhartha Roy

The DDA has again failed to meet its deadline of sending demand letters to the successful applicants of its 2010 housing scheme. The applicants were expected to receive these letters for their flats by September 15, but a large number of applicants are yet to receive them.

Earlier, the Delhi Develop-ment Authority (DDA) had delayed the process of disbursing verification letters to successful applicants by more than a month. The land development agency, which had held the draw of lots for the nearly 16,000 flats on offer on April 18, had said that the dispatch of demand letters to allottees would begin by the first week of August. The deadline was later set to September 15.

“The whole process of owning a DDA flat is a huge hassle,” said Sunil Mathur (name changed on request), who has been allotted a flat in Rohini. “Earlier, I had to face a huge problem in receiving the verification letter. After waiting for days, I had to visit the DDA office and run from one desk to another to get the letter. It seems I have to make rounds of the DDA headquarters again to get the demand letter now,” he said.

DDA, however, said all demand letters have been dispatched and will be sent to applicants through their banks. “Everyone should receive the letters within the next two or three days,” a DDA spokesperson said.

Applicants who have been allotted flats in Vasant Kunj’s D-6 would receive intimation letters instead of demand letters. The reason being, some of these flats are yet to be completes and their final costing is yet to be done. As a result, letter demanding the flat’s cost can’t be sent to the allottees.

After they get the demand letter, allottees have 90 days time to pay the whole amount of the flat. Allottees can also pay the amount within 180 days, however, they would have to pay an interest amount. After 180 days, DDA would cancel the allotment of those who fail to pay. The process of taking possession of the flat would take two months after the payment is made.

After they get the demand letter, allottees have 90 days time to pay the whole amount of the flat. Allottees can also pay the amount within 180 days, however, they would have to pay an interest amount. After 180 days, DDA would cancel the allotment of those who fail to pay. The process of taking possession of the flat would take two months after the payment is made.