They are known to do the dirty work for their bosses, and now they are helping them buy houses.
Prospective buyers, who aspire to own a flat at the Commonwealth Games village, but don’t have time to complete the formalities, sent their drivers and employees to get application forms for them on day 1.
The Delhi Development Authority on Thursday started selling brochures and tender documents of 110 Commonwealth Games village flats at Vikas Sadan, where aspirants lined up much before the window opened.
Spread over 27 acres and built on the Yamuna bank, the Commonwealth Games Village has 34 residential towers with 1,168 flats. The reserve price for these flats, built by Emaar MGF, ranges between R2.5 crore and R5.8 crore.
“My boss asked me to get the form for him. He plans to buy a five-bedroom flat, but wants to avoid the inconvenience involved in the application process,” said Shriram Singh, who works in a government organisation.
DDA was overwhelmed with the response on the first day.
“Hundreds of forms were sold on the first day. Brochures will be available till May 21. The brochure and forms have been priced at R1,050, excluding VAT,” said a DDA spokesperson.
The DDA will be auctioning fully furnished, two to five bedroom flats.
Interested people will have to meet the DDA’s strict terms and conditions. “To apply for the CWG flat, you shouldn’t own any residential flat or plot in Delhi in your own name or that of your spouse or children. NRIs are also allowed to participate,” said a DDA officer.
Buyers will have to pay
Rs 4.5 lakh extra to buy parking space for a car inside the premises. “Tenders for each flat will be opened separately, with the flat going to the highest bidder,” the officer added.
Central and state governments and their subordinate departments and public sector undertakings are also eligible to apply for these flats.