DDA Receives 5,661 Requests For Surrender Or Cancellation Of Flats
The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received 5,661 requests for surrender or cancellation of the flats allotted under the housing scheme for 2017.
"Most of the applicants have not provided any specific reason for surrender but some of the applicants have stated that the built-up area of the allotted flats was not up to their requirement," Minister of State for Housing and Urban Affairs Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said in a written reply to the Rajya Sabha.
For the housing scheme for 2017, the DDA had received more than 46,000 applications of which 12,000 were allotted flats. The costs of those flats ranged from nearly Rs 7 lakh to over Rs 1.20 crore. Nearly 10,000 flats of the total number of flats allotted were lying unoccupied from the 2014 scheme, while 2,000 others were lying vacant.
To a separate query, Puri said the government has appointed a thirty member 'Central Advisory Council' to advice and recommend it on all matters concerning the implementation of the real estate Act. The initiative came amid reports of dilution of tough provisions of the Act by some states.