03/01/2015 9:08 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:24 AM IST

DDA's Next Housing Scheme In December 2016


New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority is expected to come out with its next housing scheme in December, 2016 which would include at least 24,660 LIG flats.

Top DDA officials said while about 40,000 flats would be ready by year-end, remaining would be completed next year.

"Currently, over 45,000 flats are under construction and over 16,000 flats are at planning stage. About 40,000 flats would be completed by mid-December, out of which 24,660 would be LIG. Rest would be completed in 2017," DDA Vice-Chairman Balvinder Kumar here today said.

DDA is currently handing over the flats to successful applicants of its "Housing Scheme 2014" and Union Urban Development Minister M Venkaiah Naidu is scheduled to officially start the process of allotment at the housing authority's headquarters, Vikas Sadan, tomorrow.

Kumar said the flats in the new schemes would be built with modern and green technology. "Our last scheme had mostly small one-bed room flats but this time we have LIG flats, which are bigger. And, the flats would be built using pre-fab, green and modern technology. They would be located in the same Dwarka, Rohini region as in the last scheme" he said during a media briefing.

Among other plans DDA has on its agenda this year include a lake city complex around Sanjay Lake in east Delhi, which would be developed on a TOD mode too, with transport and civic infrastructures in the vicinity of each other.

As per landpooling policy, Kumar said, a presentation to the ministry has already been made and a notification is expected from the ministry in 10-15 days.

"From Delhi government side too, we are awaiting decisions on stamp duty, rural and urban villages and on the consolidation front. So, by February we hope to declare the landpooling policy," he said.

On the diplomatic enclave proposed in Dwarka, Kumar said, "The delay is from the External Affairs Ministry's side."

"We have already earmarked the zone for them in Dwarka, but the delay is due to the ground rent issue, as the External Affairs Ministry wants us to exempt that rent," he said.

Besides, the urban body also seeks to create big open spaces like the "India Gate avenue" and hopes to put into effect the Delhi Greenway Project that would promote green areas in the city.

For new unified urban byelaws, we also expect to get the notification within two months as also for new farm house regulations, to come into effect, he said.

DDA also said that a committee has been appointed to look into the redevelopment scheme of urban markets like Khan Market and Meherchand Market, whereby such properties could be allowed to go hi-rise.

Besides, 800 MIG deluxe flats in Dwarka has also been planned, which would have a dedicated club, among other facilities.