The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) originally planned to launch their housing scheme by January. However, some simple infrastructure like streetlights, the supply of water and approach roads was lacking. So, now DDA has decided to delay the housing scheme launch until the end of February or March.
In 2014, allottees under the housing scheme have returned 13,500 flats, which the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) now plans to resell. A senior official was quoted saying that only after upgrading the basic infrastructure, they have announced the new housing scheme in their newly developed housing complexes. The department of engineering was asked to devise a plan. After they provide the time frame for work completion, the launch of the housing scheme would be announced.
To finish working on road-related work and streetlights, the engineering department would take around two-three months. An official said that when they finish the process of allotment, by then the engineering department would be able to develop the complex area and they would be able to sort the problems related to significant services like water.
In the 29th November 2016 edition, the problems encountered by the residents were highlighted by TOI, of the recently built DDA’s housing complexes. In the housing scheme of 2014, almost 25,000 flats were offered for sale, but 13,500 were given back. Most of the flats were situated at Narela and Rohini.
The time TOI paid a visit to these areas they found there was no proper access road to the apartments. Security problems like – streetlights were missing. The shops in the complex were mostly shut and people also complained about poor construction quality and improper supply of water.
In Rohini, in almost six complexes, there was water tankers hired to fill the in-house tanks. Whereas, in Narela, those water tanks were kept outside the houses due to waterline repair work was going on for more than a year.
The plan to launch the housing scheme was announced by the land-owning agency in December. DDA implemented some important changes in the policy to make sure there were no big sale rejections.
With the old rates of 2014, LIG flats to be sold were almost 11,000. Although it removed the five-year restricted period, but earlier the allottees weren’t allowed to resell their property for five years straight. The applicants didn’t get back the money for registration if they pull out of the scheme after flats allotment.
In order to get a good response for their housing scheme, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) decided to develop the primary facilities around the complexes.