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The DDA today launched its much- awaited 'Housing Scheme 2014' offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, amid a huge response from people.
"The DDA Housing Scheme 2014 is now officially open. We are offering 25,034 flats in the scheme, out of which 22,627 are one-bed room apartments. Among others, are 896 flats constructed after 2010, with green technology," Balvinder Kumar, Vice-Chairman, DDA, said.
The new scheme offers flats ranging from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore across categories, viz - EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Janta flats and one-room apartments.
"The scheme would be open to applicants from September 1 and the last date to receive the application is October 9. The draw of lots would preferably be taken out within 20 days of the close of the scheme," Kumar said.
Huge queues were seen at Vikas Sadan, the DDA headquarters here where people had come from near and far away places soon after the scheme was officially launched this morning at the headquarters.
The response online was so massive that the DDA official website crashed soon after the launch, a senior DDA official said.
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 kitchentte - would cost a little over Rs 10 lakh, it said.
"Nearly 20 lakh applicants are estimated to apply for this scheme and therefore we have printed about 15 lakh forms and brochures so far. but, if needed, we can print more. We have also empanelled 13 banks, who will assist the applicants," Kumar said.
The registration fee for all other categories is Rs 1 lakh, and Rs 10,000 for EWS (Economically Weaker Section) category, he said, adding a ceiling of Rs 1 lakh of annual income has been prescribed for those applying under the EWS category.
"While for general applicants, only a PAN card photocopy would suffice along with the application form, for EWS applicants an income certificate would also have to be attached," he added.