DDA receives only 8,000 applications for 11,197 LIG flats in housing scheme
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received only 22,000 applications for its 2017 housing scheme. Of these, only 8,000 are for lower-income group (LIG) houses, which comprise more than 11,000 of the 12,000 houses on offer.
DDA had launched the scheme on June 30 with 12,072 flats, of which 87 are high-income group (HIG) flats and 404 are two-room middle-income group (MIG) flats. The remaining 11,197 are one-bedroom lower-income group flats (LIG) and 384 janta flats. The last date to submit applications was August 11. However, last month, following poor response from the public, the DDA extended the deadline to apply for the 2017 housing scheme by a month, till September 11. Officials said the authority had received just about 8,000 applications for 12,072 flats up for sale.
For the LIG category, the registration fee is Rs 1,00,000 while for the MIG and HIG flats, Rs 2,00,000 is charged. Of the total 12,072 flats, most are in Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj and Jasola, while 10,000 unoccupied flats are from a 2014 housing scheme, which were returned for being too small. The costs of the flats vary from Rs 7.5 lakh to Rs 1.44 crore.
For its last housing scheme, which was launched in September 2014, DDA had offered 25,034 flats — EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Janta flats and one-room apartments, ranging in prices from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore. The scheme then had received over 10 lakh applications.