The much-awaited draw for the Delhi Development Authority's (DDA's) mega housing scheme was held Tuesday at its headquarters, Vikas Sadan. The process was completed around 2pm, and the results are now available on DDA website.
DDA vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar said flats will be handed over to the lucky winners only after they are completely constructed with all amenities.
"All payments by those allotted flats will have to be made online...Almost all flats will be ready for hand over by end of December 2014."
DDA will hold special camp at Vikas Sadan after 15 days, where allottees can collect their allotment letters by hand and submit documents.
"Altogether 3,914 flats in Rohini and 2,840 flats in Siraspur will be ready by March 2015," Kumar said.
"It is for the first time that a DDA housing scheme draw has been held within 40 days of closing of scheme."
Meanwhile, chaos broke out at the DDA headquarters as people thronged the venue to know about the results.
The results can be checked by using application numbers. The full result is available in PDF format too. You can check the full list of results here .
Here are the highlights of the draw:
# Draw completed. Results to be uploaded in half an hour
# People throng DDA headquarters to check draw results
# Computerised #DDAdraw began at 12.15 pm after picking 'seed' numbers. Process to be completed within 1 hour 45 minutes, by 2 pm.
# If none of 3 flat categories opted by lucky applicant are available in the 'basket', next application number is chosen.
# A randomly picked application number is matched with 3 flat options chosen by applicant.
# The system starts 'picking' random application numbers and matches them with flat numbers.
# DDA draw completely delinked from internet to avoid any hacking attempt
# The system uses the seed numbers as reference point to begin draw
# For the software to begin draw, number 0355299 for applicants & 03695 for flats were picked and fed in the system
# Randomised seed numbers checked by judges, to be fed in system to generate lucky numbers
# 0355299: First lucky seed number chosen.
# Panel of judges begin picking lucky 'seed' numbers for
— Sidhartha Roy (@Sidhartha80) November 25, 2014
DDA had earlier scheduled November 5 as the tentative date for holding the draw but the last 20 days saw a massive flip flop as new dates were announced that eventually went by. The draw was again announced on November 17 but a day before DDA said it is postponing the draw indefinitely.
#DDAdraw: Randomisation of application numbers to begin at 9 am. Numbers would be fed in the application that carries out the draw.— Sidhartha Roy (@Sidhartha80) November 25, 2014
#DDAdraw: Once application and flat numbers are uploaded on the system, lucky draw will begin at 11.30 am.— Sidhartha Roy (@Sidhartha80) November 25, 2014
DDA has offered 25,034 flats in its biggest ever housing scheme and received 10,08,700 applications. For every flat, there are approximately 40 people who have applied, which means each applicant has a 2.5% chance of landing a flat .
Though better than the 2010 housing scheme, when the ratio of flats to applicants was about 46, you still need to be very lucky to get a flat when DDA holds its draw of lots.
Most of the flats on offer are one bedroom flats. Prices for the flats range from Rs. 6.10 lakh for a Janta flat to Rs. 1.20 crore for a three bedroom flat. Prices of two bedroom flats are in the range of Rs. 70 lakh, while the average price of one bedroom flats - which form the majority - range between Rs. 14 to 20 lakh.
DDA sold 17 lakh housing scheme forms and got a record number of applications. The high number of applications resulted in the draw getting delayed as the 14-year-old and obsolete application being used by DDA has been unable to process the huge data.
If your name doesn't figure in the list of the lucky 25,034 applicants who get a flat, DDA would return the registration amount of Rs. 1 lakh within three months.
DDA would also draw a list of applicants in a separate waiting list was also made. If any applicant cancels the allotment or is disqualified on any ground, the flat will go to the next person on the waiting list. The names and application numbers of those on the waiting list, however, would be kept a secret.