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Around 41,000 applications received as deadline ends

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has received nearly 41,000 applications for its new housing scheme, which offers 12,000 flats across four income categories, informed the officials on Tuesday. Monday was the last day for the form submission and 90,000 forms were sold.
"The deadline ended on September 11 and the total number of applications received a stand at nearly 41,000. We will get full details across different categories once we compile all the data," the senior DDA official said.The 2017 Housing Scheme, which offers 12,000 flats, ranging from close to Rs 7 lakh to over Rs 1.26 crore, was launched on June 30.The flats are spread across Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur.Of the 12,000 flats, around 10,000 unoccupied ones are from the 2014 housing scheme, while 2,000 have been lying vacant.The draw of the lots is slated to be conducted in the first week of November and could be streamed online.DDA's Principal Commissioner (Housing), J P Agarwal said, the DDA wants genuine people to apply and ward off market speculation.
The officials also informed that the DDA has already discussed with Delhi Jal Board to ensure proper water connectivity to these housings. It has also asked the Delhi Transport Corporation to provide bus routed to these places. The official said that both the bodies have ensured to work on these issues.
The four categories of houses are -- HIG (High Income Group) with 87 flats ranging from Rs 53.52 lakh to Rs 126.81 lakh; MIG (Middle Income Group) with 404 flats ranging from Rs 31.32 lakh to Rs 93.95 lakh; LIG/one-bed room flats numbering 11,197 and ranging from Rs 14.50 lakh to Rs 30.30 lakh; and 384 Janta flats ranging from Rs 7.07 lakh to Rs 12.76 lakh.For the LIG (Lower Income Group) category, the registration fee will be Rs 1 lakh while for Middle Income Group and High Income Group flats, Rs 2 lakh will be charged.
In another development, the DDA officials met Lt. Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday to discuss various issues related to the Master Plan of Delhi-2021. In the meeting, they discuss the need for a policy to fix up charges for allowing permitted non-industrial activities such as 'Residence Use (Group Housing)', etc., in existing industrial areas. The officials also discussed the need for private partnerships to execute the Delhi Master Plan.

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