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DDA's 40K bonanza in 2016 to be its biggest.

FOR lakhs of unsuccessful applicants of DDA's Housing Scheme 2014, here's an opportunity to overcome their disappointment.

Delhi's premiere housing agency, Delhi Development Authority, will be offering more than 40,000 flats by the end of 2016.

This will be the biggest ever housing scheme rolled out by the agency, which is also modifying the specifications of the under- construction flats to give those a modern look while offering facilities for greater comfort.

According to DDA officials, 46,000 flats are being constructed while another 17,000 flats are in the planning stage. Therefore, the number of upcoming residential units will rise to nearly 63,000.

DDA vice- chairman Balvinder Kumar said 40,000 flats will be ready by the end of 2016.

He said: " The DDA will be in a position to announce the biggest housing scheme in December 2016. As many as 40,000 flats are expected to be ready by 2016- end. Of these, nearly 25,000 flats will be of LIG ( Lower Income Group) category." The official said all these flats will have higher specifications like stylish floor besides ceiling, kitchen and toilet fittings. Accessories like these will give the structures a modern look, unlike the existing flats.

These housing units are being built by using prefabricated technology so as to avoid any delay in construction.

Notably, the Delhi Metro uses the same technology for making its stations and viaducts.

first time be offering deluxe apartments to Delhiites. Built using the green building norms, these flats will have modern design and high specifications to present a different look.

The authority officials said the first lot of 800 MIG flats will come up in Dwarka.

Later, more such flats will be planned but it will depend on public response.

The features of these apartments include a dedicated club for occupants, medical facilities, round- theclock electricity and water supply, swimming pools, steam bath and spa.

DDA officials said a separate fund will be allocated for maintenance of these flats that will directly be transferred to the shared account of DDA and the Resident Welfare Associations ( RWAs).

Apart from this, the authority will be constructing 2000 studio apartments exclusively for senior citizens under the Old Age Apartment Scheme.

While 800 such flats will come up in Dwarka, the remaining 1,200 would be constructed in Rohini and Maidangarhi.

These flats will be available with one bedroom, kitchen, bathroom and balcony. Basic amenities like library, medical facilities, yoga rooms, parks, canteen and common room with television will be provided in the complex so the aged people face no inconvenience.

Kumar said: " The DDA has hired architects and management consultants to prepare a detailed project report. Safety and comfort of the senior people will be given top priority. Work on these studio apartments will start soon." The Old Age Residential Complexes will be developed in such a way that their occupants do not have to go far from their homes for their basic needs.

The housing units are being built using pre- fabricated technology, used by Delhi Metro, to avoid any delay

; DDA's biggest housing scheme for 40,000 flats to be offered by the end of 2016 ; A total of 63,000 flats in the pipeline ; 800 MIG category deluxe flats in Dwarka with modern facilities, like swimming pool and spa ; Separate fund for maintenance of deluxe flats ; New upcoming flats to be built on green building norms and will be energy- efficient ; 2,000 flats under Old Age Apartment Scheme for senior citizens in Dwarka, Rohini and Maidangarhi ; Old age studio apartments to have facilities like library, medical facilities, yoga rooms BLUE PRINT By the end of 2016, DDA will offer 40,000 flats.

For the first time, the DDA will offer deluxe flats with all modern amenities like swimming pools, spa, medical facilities and uninterrupted power and water supply.


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Date:Jan 3, 2015
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