DDA housing scheme gets record 9 lakh applicants

  • Sidhartha Roy, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
  • Updated: Nov 03, 2014 00:39 IST

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has completed uploading all the applications received for its 2014 housing scheme. The final tally stands at a record nine lakh.

This is the largest number of applications ever received by it for any housing scheme but the current scheme is also its biggest with 25,034 flats on offer. The DDA had initially expected nearly 20 lakh applications for the scheme.

Of the more than nine lakh applications received by DDA, only 57% are Delhiites.

For its 2010 housing scheme, almost 75% applications received were from those who were residents of Delhi.

The applicants are overwhelmingly male with their number totalling 6,38,719, while 2,61,995 applications were from female applicants.

For the first time, the DDA had provided the option of ‘Others’ in the gender category and it had received 59 applications in this category.

DDA website crashes

The DDA website once again crashed on Saturday and Sunday when applicants attempted to log in to check their application status.

DDA had asked all applicants to crosscheck details filled in the applications by November 1. But considering the heavy traffic to its website, this has been extended till November 3.

As a result of the delay caused by the slow pace of uploading of application data on its website, DDA had postponed the housing scheme’s draw of lots from November 5 to November 10.

Even though DDA maintains that the draw of lots would be held on November 10 as per schedule, the ongoing technical glitches faced by the applicants might force the DDA to have a relook on the dates.

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