DDA's housing scheme: Over 31K applications received till late evening
New Delhi: Over 31,000 applications for the new housing scheme of the DDA, were received by the urban body till late evening on Tuesday, which is the last date to apply for it, according to officials.
The scheme was launched on January 2 with 1,354 flats on offer, the costliest ones being worth Rs 2.14 cr in the high-income group category.
Maximum number of flats have been offered in the MIG category -- 757.
The scheme is completely online, done through newly-developed AWAAS software of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) from processing of application to possession of flats.
"Today is the last date to apply for the schme, and people can apply till midnight tonight. By 7:30 PM, 31,408 people had applied, out of whom 20,468 had also made payments," a senior DDA official said.
Among those who have made the payment, 4,529 applicants were in the economically weaker sections (EWS) category; 2,178 in the lower income group (LIG) category and 13,761 in the middle income group (MIG) and higher income group (HIG) categories, he said.
The numbers are likely to swell by midnight when the deadline closes, the official said.
These flats are on offer under the scheme for various categories of flats, at locations, such as Dwarka, Jasola, Manglapuri, Vasant Kunj and Rohini.
In HIG, LIG and EWS/Janta categories, the number of flats on offer are -- 254; 52 and 291, according to the information shared in the brochure of the scheme.
HIG flats are available in three BHK and two BHK categories; while MIG ones are in two BHK category.
In three BHK category of HIG, 215 flats are on offer in Jasola, Pocket 9B in the price range of Rs 1.97 cr to 2.14 cr, the brochure said.
In the same category, 13 flats are on offer in Vasant Kunj in the price range of Rs 1.43 cr to Rs 1.72 cr, it said.
MIG flats are located in Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, and Rohini, while EWS ones in Mangalagiri, officials said.
As the scheme is online, applicants will have to visit DDA only for the purpose of execution deed.
Eligible allottees may avail benefits under credit-linked subsidy scheme under PMAY (Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana)- Housing for All (Urban), the DDA had earlier said.
Since, a number of concessions are being offered under the EWS category, the allottees in this category will not be permitted to sell or transfer or otherwise part with the possession of the flat in any manner for a period of five years from the delivery of possession, it said.
The last DDA Housing Scheme was launched in March 2019, offering nearly 18,000 flats under four categories -- 488 (HIG), 1,555 (MIG), 8,383 (LIG) and 7,496 (EWS).