Junior housing minister, Kaushal Kishore in a written reply said that since 2014 DDA, out of 56,932 flats delivered about 15,500 flats have either been surrendered by the allottees or have prevailed unsold.
On Monday the housing and urban affairs ministry informed the Rajya Sabha that lodging offered under Delhi Development Authority through a scheme launched in 2014 doesn’t seem to be good advancement as approximately 27% of the flats have been refunded, surrendered, or stayed unsold.
The housing and urban affairs ministry said that in the newly-developed Narela city there are about 79% of the total surrendered flats.
Junior housing minister, Kaushal Kishore minister in a written reply said that since 2014 DDA has enlightened the ministry that out of 56,932 flats delivered, about 15,500 flats have either been surrendered by the allottees or have prevailed unsold.
For reasons of abandonment or cancellation of allotted flats, the DDA demanded feedback and suggestions from allotted flats and residents, he said.
Location of flats in remote areas, cost of flats is on the higher side, non-availability of Metro connectivity and small size of the apartments are some of the main reasons which are given by the allottees for the cancellation.
The minister said, “To improve the saleability of these flats, DDA has undertaken various remedial measures including improvement of transport infrastructure, construction of Urban Extension Road-II and some concession to the purchasers.”