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DDA inspects flats, gets more complaints

Even as the Delhi Development Authority carries out inspections and quality control audits at flats allotted under the 2010 housing scheme, complaints are pouring in from across the Capital about unfinished and unliveable flats, Sidhartha Roy reports.

delhi Updated: Aug 22, 2012 00:08 IST
Sidhartha Roy

Even as the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) carries out inspections and quality control audits at flats allotted under the 2010 housing scheme, complaints are pouring in from across the Capital about unfinished and unliveable flats.

On Tuesday, DDA's chief engineer of south zone visited the flats at Vasant Kunj D-6. A DDA spokesperson, however, said it was a routine inspection. Inspection of other sites is also expected this week.

Though DDA officially maintains that only 700 flats remain to be done, in Ganga block of Vasant Kunj D-6 and Dwarka's sector 18-B, allottees of many other areas are complaining that work is yet to be completed in their flats too.

"I have got a flat in Motia Khan under the housing scheme and though the condition there is not as bad as in Mukherjee Nagar flats or Vasant Kunj, they are still unliveable," said an allotttee, who didn't wish to be named.

"There is no electricity, water or lifts and I'm yet to get a possession letter despite paying a large part of the flat's cost," he said.

Allottees of HIG flats in Rohini's Sector -29 said that while DDA had warned them to submit entire money by June 26, the flats still don't have electricity and water connections.

"The only thing that DDA does diligently is collecting money from the allottees. Making the flats habitable is not their priority," he said.

"Those who think that allottees like us are lucky for landing a DDA flat are absolutely wrong," said an allottee, who has got a LIG flat in Molarband, near Sarita Vihar.

"It has been a nightmare from day one with all the paperwork and endless visits to the DDA office," he said.

DDA, however, said water and power connections have to be taken by the allottees directly from the DJB and discoms.