DDA To Now Launch Housing Scheme In Phases
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will be launching its housing scheme 2019 in multiple phases. In the first phase, surrendered units will be put on offer and will be allotted on first come first serve basis. Under the new scheme, the housing authority will offer fresh units depending on the response. The allottees of the DDA Housing Scheme 2019 will also be able to avail of interest subsidy of up to Rs 2.67 lakh under the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana.
What to expect in next phases-
*The DDA will be offering around 20,000 new units – a mix of 1BHK and 2BHK. The localities where these units will come up include Dwarka, Jasola, Narela, Rohini and Vasant Kunj.
*While the price range of these units is not yet finalised, the units will be bigger than before. For instance, the 1BHK units will be spread in an area of 430 square foot (sqft) instead of 323 sqft. Majority of the units are expected to be in the low-income-group (LIG) category while the other smaller units will be offered to the EWS category.
*None of the surrendered units will be up for allotment in the new scheme to avoid a situation like 2017, when over 8,000 units were surrendered out of 12,000 allotted units. The reason for surrender was that the apartments were too small. This time, the DDA is working to bring a change in the design of the apartments. For instance, recently the plan to merge two 1BHK units to make one 2BHK apartment was announced.
*This time the DDA is also constructing high-rises with bigger unit sizes.
*To offer better amenities and well-constructed apartments, the DDA will join hands with private developers for the upcoming scheme. The new complexes constructed would be earthquake-resistant and will be a green structure.
*For the construction, fly-ash technology will be used, along with waterproof walls and ceilings to prevent seepage.
*In terms of amenities, the societies will be equipped with local sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and multi-level parking.
*These societies will also have three-tier water management model, allowing the use of water from sewage treatment plants for bathrooms and horticulture while the water collected from rainwater harvesting could be used for bathing and RO-treated water would be supplied for drinking.