Allottees of incomplete dda flats to protest today
Tired of waiting for the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to complete flats allotted to them under the 2010 housing scheme, buyers are going to protest outside the land development agency’s headquarters on Thursday.
Hindustan Times had first reported that DDA had taken full payment for flats at Mukherjee Nagar that were not even completely constructed. Allottees who had got flats in other areas under the same scheme had similar stories to tell about unfinished flats and missing approach roads, water connections and power supply.
On Thursday, allottees of flats at Mukherjee Nagar, Vasant Kunj D-6 and Dwarka sector 18-B plan to get together and protest outside the DDA headquarter Vikas Sadan at 2pm.
“It has been more than one and a half years and we are tired of the delay. Many of us have already paid a substantial amount to DDA and I don’t think most of the flats are going to be ready by this year,” said a allottee of Vasant Kunj D-6.
The series of reports in Hindustan Times that highlighted the plight of the allottees jolted DDA to order an inspection of all these flats and sack officials who were responsible for the fiasco. DDA’s vice chairman Sanjay Srivastava, who had assured action against errant officials, had also asked for weekly status reports from all sites.
“Individually, it is impossible for us get DDA to act and that is why we have decided to get together and protest,” the allottee said.