DDA to launch housing scheme to allot 5,000 flats on freehold basis

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New Delhi, Aug 2 (UNI) In a development that would pave the way for those from the middle class in Delhi to own a house at an affordable rate, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will soon launch a new housing scheme to allot about 5,000 flats on a freehold basis in several areas of the city.

Under the "DDA Housing Scheme - 2008", which would remain open from August 6 to September 16, the authority would allot about 5000 flats to provide housing for all sections of society, sources in the authority said.

On offer under the scheme are one-bedroom, two-bedrooms, three-bedrooms and expandable flats in Pitampura, Dwarka, Motia Khan, Paschim Vihar, Dilshad Garden, Vasant Kunj, Narela, Shalimar Bagh, Jhilmil, East of Loni Road, Nand Nagari, Peeragarhi, Sarai Khalil, Rohini, Lok Nayak Puram, Bindapur and Zafrabad, among other areas.

The tentative cost of the flats varies from Rs 7.2 lakh to about Rs 77 lakh each, depending upon the location of the flat and the plinth area which ranges from 39.39 sq m to 158 sq m. Besides this, an allottee has to pay freehold charges also. The allotment would be made on cash down basis only.

In addition, multi-storey flats with lifts, double-storey flats, three-storey flats and four-storeyed flats would also be offered by the DDA in Pitampura, Dwarka and Motia Khan. There is no income limit for the applicant and application can be made according to his/her requirement and affordability.

However, an applicant must be a citizen of India holding a Permanent Account number [PAN] issued under the provisions of Income Tax Act. The applicant must not be a minor and should not have any flat allotted in his name. One person from a family is only eligible to apply and only one application can be submitted.

The application form along with brochure giving detailed terms and conditions would be available from August 6 at the DDA Sales Counter at Vikas Sadan, in almost all branches of AXIS Bank, HDFC Bank, ICICI Bank and IDBI Bank. The forms are also available at Vikas Sadan branches of State Bank of India and Central Bank of India besides the Nehru Place branch of Union Bank of India.

The application form completed in all respects along with registration money can be submitted in one of the prescribed bank branches mentioned in the brochure.

The registration money under the scheme is Rs.1.5 lakh which would have to be deposited along with application form by a banker's cheque or demand draft only.

The applicant can have five preferences for flats for all categories and has to submit self-attested copy of PAN, Proof of Residence and other documents. In case of those who apply under the Reserved Category, a certificate to that effect would have to be submitted.

The allotment to eligible applicants would be made through a computerised draw based on random number techniques and the result of the draw would be displayed on notice board at Vikas Sadan and would also be available at DDA website http://www.dda.org.in.

It may be mentioned that DDA has allotted 3,71,215 flats of various categories under its 42 schemes launched so far and there is no backlog.

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