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This time, go for one BHK flat

delhi Updated: Nov 23, 2010 00:54 IST
Sidhartha Roy
Sidhartha Roy
Hindustan Times
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Delhi Development Authority's (DDA) latest housing scheme is its biggest-ever with nearly 16,000 flats on offer.

But if you are looking for an affordable two-bedroom flat, your options are somewhat limited.

Out of the approximately 16,000 flats, there are only 51 two bedroom flats available in areas like Kalyan Vihar, Vasant Kunj, Rohini, Jahangir Puri, Pitampura, Sarai Khalil and Narela. The prices of these flats vary between Rs 21 lakh and Rs 41 lakh.

Apart from these, there are 548 two-bedroom flats available in Vasant Kunj D-6 but these are priced higher at Rs 51 lakh to Rs 96 lakh. These furnished flats were built to house technicians arriving in Delhi for the Commonwealth Games and thanks to the higher specifications to which these were made, the price are higher, too.

The largest number of flats are in the one-bedroom category and form the bulk of the lot - 10,125. Prices of these flats range from Rs 9 lakh to Rs 19 lakh and most of these are located in Rohini Sectors 18, 28 and 29 and Dwarka Sector 14.

One-bedroom flats - 1,285, in total-are also available in the Vasant Kunj D-6 pocket. These furnished flats, however, carry a price tag Rs 34 lakh to Rs 37 lakh.

This is the first time that the price of a DDA flat has crossed the Rs 1 crore mark. The 876 three-bedroom flats available in Vasant Kunj D-6 will set you back by anything between Rs 1.10 crore to Rs 1.12 crore.

Apart from these, there are 2,311 three-bedroom flats in multi-storeyed apartments in other areas like Mukherhee Nagar, Motia Khan, Jasola Sector-9A, Dwarka Sector 18-B, Rohini Sector 29 and Pitampura. The prices of these flats range between Rs 54 lakh to Rs 85 lakh.

"Compared to the last housing scheme, the prices of flats has only increased between 10-15 per cent this time," said a senior DDA official who didn't wish to be identified.

"We are only charging the cost prices of these flats apart from a one-time maintenance charge and some surcharges," the official said. "Even at the prices at which DDA is offering the flats, their cost is a fraction of the prevalent market rates."

If you apply for a flat in DDA's housing scheme, the highest chances of landing a flat are in either Rohini or Dwarka, if you get lucky in the draw of lots. With 5,183 flats, Rohini has the largest number of flats to offer in this scheme.

Closely following Rohini are Dwarka with 3,100 flats, Vasant Kunj with 2709 flats (almost all of them in the higher priced D-6 pocket) and Jasola with 1,480 flats. Flat story: Where and for how much