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DDA to guide, show flats to prospective buyers

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The Hindu         17.07.2017  

DDA to guide, show flats to prospective buyers

Agency has deputed representatives at various project sites to inform visitors about facilities on offer

Seeking to facilitate visits by prospective buyers to the flats that are on offer in the new housing scheme, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has deputed dedicated representatives at various project sites to guide visitors.

The DDA 2017 housing scheme, which was rolled out on June 30 by Urban Development Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu, offers 12,000 flats across four income categories: High Income Group (HIG), Middle Income Group (MIG), Low Income Group (LIG)/one-bedroom, and Janta flats.

Spread across the city

The flats are spread across Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur.

“Prospective buyers can visit the flats. They can come and have a look at the facilities. And to facilitate their visits, we have deputed representatives at various flat sites, who will guide people interested in applying for the scheme,” a senior DDA official said.

Of the 12,000 flats, around 10,000 unoccupied flats are from the 2014 scheme, while 2,000 flats have been lying vacant.

The DDA’s move is apparently to make people comfortable about the features of the flats and the facilities being offered.

The draw of lots is slated to be conducted in the first week of November and it will be streamed online.

August 11 last day to apply

The last date for submitting applications is August 11.

The price of flats range from Rs. 7 lakh to over Rs. 1.26 crore.

For the LIG category, the registration fee is Rs. 1 lakh. For MIG and HIG flats, Rs. 2 lakh will be charged.

“People are free to visit the areas where the flats are being offered. We have also removed the lock-in period clause, as we realised this was also a factor in buyers surrendering flats. This is also to keep a check on those elements who do market speculation,” the official said.

The application form costing Rs. 200 can be purchased from various partnering banks or Vikas Sadan.