New Delhi: Dreams of getting a house in the national capital came true as DDA announced its draw for housing scheme-2010. But the catch is many flats are still under construction and are unlikely to be completed by the time to give possession of theses flats to their allottees.However, DDA claims they will be ready for transfer on time.

But if one takes a stock of the condition of the previous DDA draws, it is difficult to believe that allotment of flats as per the recent draw would not get delayed.

If you visit the Loknayak Puram Bakkarawala flats, it will be difficult buying the DDA claims.
It has been years since the flats were allotted, but they are still deprived of basic amenities. Delhi Jal Board has not laid pipelines yet.

According to sources, the allottees are reluctant to shift to their new homes owing to the poor condition of flats and apathy of administration towards law and order.

There are more than 5,000 one-bedroom flats in Loknayak Puram, which were included in the DDA 2006-2008 housing scheme. However, only around 300 families are residing in the colony.
“There is no pipeline of DJB. Conveyance problem is a big issue. Bus service is conspicuous by its absence,” a resident said adding that the area wears a deserted look but there is no police picket nearby.

Refuting public grievances, DDA PRO Nimo Dhar said, “If people are not willing to come, we cannot do anything. As far as flats being in distress are concerned, the DDA keeps repairing them.” The authority is keen to sort out other issues as well, he added.

DDA posts waiting list:

DDA has posted waiting list of 600 people on its website, who could get benefit from the DDA housing scheme 2010. They can check their name in the list on www.dda.org.

The DDA will send back money to the applicants, enlisted in the waiting list, by the end of April. The applicants would be intimated by DDA through a letter and their documents would be verified properly, an official said.

(JPN/Bureau)