Besides, people who hoped to get lucky on the first day by checking the availability of the DDA forms online on its site- dda.org.in, were left in the lurch, as the DDA's official website had crashed, following heavy traffic.
On Wednesday, DDA removed the application forms for its new housing scheme from its official website.
Then, the DDA redirected 13 empaneled banks to sell the forms online on their sites. Now, people can download the forms online from the sites of the banks.
The empanelled banks for DDA are State Bank of India, IndusInd Bank, Kotak Mahindra Bank, IDBI Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, Syndicate Bank, Union Bank of India, ICICI Bank, HDFC Bank, Yes Bank, Central Bank of India and Corporation Bank.
In first two days, Monday and Tuesday, DDA's official website got a massive response of total 18.5 lakh hits.
"Since, our server cannot handle the extremely heavy online traffic, we are redirecting the services to banks. Our homepage has a new link 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014' lower down the website, which directs the online users to our 13 empanelled banks and URLs," said VS Tomar, director of systems at DDA.
The official said that DDA has already initiated the process of upgrading its server to handle larger traffic.
"Our homepage has a new link 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014' lower down the website, which directs the online users to our 13 empanelled banks and URLs," said Tomar.
DDA launched it largest-ever scheme -- the 'DDA Housing Scheme 2014' offering 25,034 flats, out of which 22,627 are one-bed room apartments, a major draw for people this year.
The new scheme which will be open till October 9, offers flats ranging from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore across various categories, viz - EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Janta flats and one-room apartments.
The one-bedroom apartment flats are in Dwarka, Rohini, Narela and Siraspur areas, priced above 14 lakh onwards, depending on the location and plinth area, the DDA said.
Out of 896 newly-built flats, 512 are MIG flats and 384 Janta flats, located in Mukherjee Nagar, Narela, Rohini and Kalyan Vihar areas.
The MIG flats would range from Rs 41.30 lakh and Rs 69.90 lakh and the Janta flats - one room tenement with a kitchenette - would cost a little over Rs 10 lakh, it said.
DDA for the first time has introduced a five-year lock-in period for ownership of the flats, to cut out middlemen and reduce the scope of speculative buying.
"After five years, the DDA will formally execute a conveyance deed in their favour," the DDA official said.
The urban body also for the first time had proposed a 80-20 quota in this scheme, but that proposal which sought to offer 80 per cent flats to Delhi residents has been scrapped.
Fake forms also sold
Meanwhile, there were also reports that fake application forms were also being sold at the price of Rs 300, where as the DDA has kept the forms price at Rs 150.
When some people showed those fake forms to the DDA officials, then only, they camr to know about such fraud and cautioned people not to buy fake forms, as they won't considered valid during the time of draw.
Now, it is being investigated that how fake DDA forms were being sold.