With an even bigger offering of about 35,000 flats in 2016, the latest housing scheme 2014 of Delhi Development Authority may look small. The authority is already planning to launch a bigger housing scheme with 35,000 flats located mainly in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela. In 2014 housing scheme all flats were located in Vasant Kunj, Sheikh Sarai, Defence Colony and Kalkaji.
DDA has announced the winners of housing scheme 2014 draw on Tuesday, 25th November in which it offered 25,034 flats to different categories including EWS, LIG, MIG and HIG. The authority has also released the wait list of 2014 draw, a new hope for about 1250 applicants. DDA Vice-Chairman, Balvinder Kumar told the media that the upcoming housing scheme in 2016 is going to be even bigger than the latest one.
About 35,000 to 40,000 flats are in the construction queue and expected to be completed by 2016 for offering in the proposed housing scheme. Most of these under construction flats are situated in Rohini as compared to Dwarka and Narela. The proposed housing scheme will mainly cater to the demands of EWS category as most of the flats would be 1BHK type. However, there would also 2 BHK and 3 BHK flats on offer for LIG and MIG categories.
The prices of the flats in upcoming DDA housing scheme will be about 15-20% costlier than the cost of offered flats in 2014 housing scheme. However, according to DDA officials, the prices still be very less compared to that of the private market.
Apart from Rohini, Dwarka and Narela, DDA will also construct flats in the vacant land it has recently identified in other parts of the capital city. Senior officer of DDA said that the authority is trying to use a large portion of vacant land available for housing development and we are trying to find in which areas there is a scope for building flats.
DDA has vacant land available in areas such as Sheikh Sarai, Defence Colony, Vasant Kunj, Dakshinpuri, Sarita Vihar, Kohat Enclave, Burari and Nasirpur. The enhancement of ground coverage and FAR (Floor Area Ratio) has also got the approval of M. Venkaiah Naidu, the Union Urban Development Minister.