NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority’s (DDA) Housing Scheme 2021 had on offer 1,354 flats as the land development agency only kept carefully chosen clusters in ‘sought after’ locations. However, the handover of the most sought after of these all — 348 middle income group (MIG) flats in Dwarka’s Sector 16-B costing Rs 1.2 crore each — has been halted for around five months.
DDA conducted the draw for allotment of the flats on March 10 from the total 22,752 applications that were received for the 253 three-bedroom flats, 757 two-bedroom flats, 52 one-bedroom flats and 291 EWS/Janta flats in areas like Dwarka, Jasola, Vasant Kunj etc.
While all the flats have been allotted, those who got the 348 two-bedroom flats in Dwarka’s Sector 16-B will have to wait till June to get their demand letters and up to August to get possession of the flats. The reason for the delay is that while the construction of these flats is complete, finishing work remains to make the flats ready-to-move-in.
“We didn’t want a condition where allottees may have to wait for the finishing work after completing the formalities and making all payments. That is why demand letters for all flats except these are being issued,” a DDA official said on condition of anonymity. Demand letters will be issued three months before the likely date of possession.
Out of the 22,752 applicants, 2,753 people had marked the Dwarka Sector 16-B flats as their first choice. Applicants can mark flats of any category in any particular location as their first choice and then choose second, third or fourth flats in order of priority and choice. Applicants who are successful in the draw of lots, can get a flat of their choice but only if these are available or get the flat marked second, third or further down the priority list till a flat is available.