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Own property in NCR? You may not be allowed a DDA flat

HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times  New Delhi, June 17, 2014
First Published: 00:55 IST(17/6/2014) | Last Updated: 01:05 IST(17/6/2014)

Own a house in the National Capital Region? You may not be able to apply for a Delhi Development Authority (DDA) flat under its latest housing scheme.

The DDA plans to bar those who own a house in NCR areas such as Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad from applying for a flat under its housing scheme 2014. At present, only those who own property in Delhi are barred from applying in a housing scheme. DDA, however, wants to include house owners in the nearby satellite towns under the regulation too.

While any Indian resident can apply for a flat in a DDA housing scheme, those who already own a flat or any property in the Capital are not allowed to do so. The DDA, however, feels that barring Delhi residents who own property and allowing those living just across the border is a dichotomy that needs to be removed.

The agency has already finalised the proposal and it has been sent to the Delhi Lt Governor Najeeb Jung, who is also the chairman of DDA, for his approval.

The DDA also wants applicants to provide their Aadhar number or Aadhar registration number while applying for the housing scheme, so that their residential addresses can be properly verified. The housing scheme is expected to be launched by the end of July.

“Apart from house owners in Delhi, we now also want to exclude those in NCR areas such as Gurgaon and Noida,” DDA vice chairman Balvinder Kumar told Hindustan Times. “Only those who don’t have any property at all in Delhi-NCR should be allowed to apply in the housing scheme,” he said.

While DDA plans to bar property owners from the four nearest satellite towns of Delhi — Gurgaon, Noida, Ghaziabad and Faridabad - the NCR encompasses 14 districts apart from Delhi, including Alwar in Rajasthan, Panipat in Haryana and Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh.
It is, however, not clear if property owners from these NCR areas would be barred too.

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