The DDA (Delhi Development Authority) has officially launched 18,000 housing units as part of the DDA Housing Scheme 2019. These housing units cover the LIG (lower income group), HIG (high income group) and MIG (middle income group) categories. This could not be the last draw of housing by the DDA as per reports since it is also building more than 6,000 additional apartments spread across the National Capital. This has reportedly been confirmed by the Vice Chairman at the DDA, Tarun Kapoor. As per reports, 7th March, 2019, was the date of the unveiling and official publication of the advertisement for the DDA Housing Scheme 2019.
The entire application procedure will take place online as per reports. The online registrations will be commencing from the 25th of March, 2019 based on the statement issued by Tarun Kapoor. DDA will now be integrating an extra 7,500 apartments for its 2019 housing scheme which is more than the previously announced figure of 10,300 flats. The extra apartments are situated at Narela and will be targeted for the economically weaker sections and also the middle income group as per reports. The DDA had previously passed its aim at offering 10,300 apartments at Vasant Kunj and Narela.
Key details of the DDA Housing Scheme 2019
There are several vital details related to the DDA Housing Scheme 2019 that interested applicants should definitely know more about. These include the following:
- There are 960 flats available for the EWS (economically weaker sections) and these are situated at Narela.
- There are 8,383 apartments which are available for applicants in the LIG (lower income group) category at Vasant Kunj and Narela.
- There are 579 flats for buyers in the MIG (middle income group) segment at Vasant Kunj.
- There are also 448 HIG (high income group) flats available at Vasant Kunj as per the DDA’s official notification.
- Those who are applying for the 2 bedroom middle income group apartments or even the 3 bedroom high income group apartments will have to place a deposit or registration fee of Rs. 2 lakh first.
- People who are applying for one bedroom LIG apartments will also have to put up Rs. 1 lakh as the deposit.
- Registration amounts will be Rs. 25,000 for apartments which have been allocated for buyers belonging to the EWS (economically weaker section) category.
- Prices of apartments are expected to be anywhere between Rs. 70 lakh and Rs. 80 lakh in case of the MIG (middle income group) segment and they may hover between Rs. 1.5 crore and Rs. 2 crore for the HIG (high income group) category.
- In most cases, MIG flats have sizes between 650 and 750 sq. ft. while HIG units have sizes close to 970 sq. ft. (plinth area). Carpet areas of housing units are mostly 10-20% lower as compared to the plinth area.
- PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana) advantages can also be availed by first-time homebuyers in case they are eligible as reportedly confirmed by officials of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
- Allottees in previous schemes have surrendered several apartments but these will not be included for purchase in the DDA Housing Scheme 2019 as per reports.
Eligibility Criteria for DDA Flats
Here’s looking at the basic eligibility criteria for applicants.
- The applicant should be an Indian citizen and should have attained the age of 18.
- He/she should not be the owner of any residential house/plot in part/full on the freehold/leasehold basis in New Delhi, Delhi or Delhi Cantonment in his/her own name or also in the name of his/her wife/minor dependent children/husband.
- Applicants are eligible for the DDA Housing Schemes when their shares in land/plots jointly under residential houses are lower than 66.9 square metres.
- Any individual who has been given a home/flat built by the DDA or any other agency that owns land will not be eligible for applying under the scheme by all means.
DDA had unveiled its last housing scheme close to 9 years back as per reports during the time of the Commonwealth Games in the National Capital. There were 2,300 HIG and MIG units available for buyers at areas like Dwarka, Mukherjee Nagar, Motia Khan, Pitampura and Rohini. Close to 500 MIG apartments were also available in the last draw and were situated at Narela. However, these were returned by the allottees on account of the absence of proper infrastructure and other necessary facilities. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has already presented its official budget for FY2019-20 and the overall costs have been earmarked at Rs. 6,968 crore as per reports.
This indicates an increase of 23.30% as compared to the revised budgetary estimate in FY2018-19 which stood at Rs. 5,651 crore. With the DDA Housing Scheme 2019 and other initiatives, the organization will aim at taking more steps towards enabling the transformation of Delhi into a world class city to live in along with making the RFP (request for proposal) for the development of vacant zones available at Dwarka which is around 200 hectares. The DDA will also be building new socio-cultural hubs or centres at areas like Rohini, Mayur Vihar and others. There will be a new touch given to Bhikaji Cama Place, Nehru Place and the Basant Lok Community Center. There will also be activities undertaken for the promotion of sports and overall beautification drives in the city and preservation of its illustrious culture and heritage.