DDA housing scheme attracts 7.5 lakh applications
Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) 2014 Housing scheme which was launched on September 1 2014 has closed on 15th October 2014 with DDA receiving 7.5 lakh applications. The last day of the Housing Scheme attracted an overwhelming response as around 1.35 lakh applications were submitted, highest for a day since the ambitious scheme was launched. This means one in every 30 applicant stands a chance of getting a flat.
The tentative date set for the draw of lots is said to be November 5. The draw will be held by a three-member team. The team will be headed by a retired high court judge and it will also have two IT professionals. After the draw of lots is held, the registration amount of the unsuccessful applicants, will be refunded within a month. Earlier the Housing Authority used to take three months or more to refund the registration money to the unsuccessful applicants.
The civic authority had tried to incite more interest in its latest housing scheme by extending the last date of form submission from October 9 to October 15. DDA had sold 17 lakh forms for this year's housing scheme, which means only 44% of the people who bought forms have applied for flats. The 2014 Housing Scheme is DDA's most ambitious housing scheme with 25,034 flats on offer.