The flagship scheme offering 25,040 flats in various categories spread across the national capital saw DDA receiving a whopping 10,08,985 applications, which is the highest in the history of the agency.
    
"The draw of lots was wrapped up in record time of 40 days despite receiving 10,08,985 applications, the highest in DDA history," DDA Vice Chairman Balvinder Kumar told reporters here.
    
The draw was held under the supervision of retired Delhi High Court judge Manju Goel, National Informatics Centre DG Mahesh Chandra and IIT-Delhi professor Anshul Kumar.
    
"DDA will be holding a camp at its headquarters after 15 days where the verification of the documents of successful applicants will be done.
    
"General applicants may be handed over the demand-cum- allotment letter thereafter and the reserved category applicants will be handed over the same after authentication of their documents," said Balvinder Kumar.
    
The DDA vice-chairman added, "Each allottee shall be provided with an ID and password through which he will be able to track the status (of the allotment process). Allottees will also be notified through SMS and email alerts."
    
The draw, which started at its scheduled time at around 11:30 A.M. at the DDA headquarters here, was completed within two hours after two seed numbers -- 0355299 for applicants and 03695 for flats -- were fed as reference into the fully computerised and automated system.
    
Amit Roy, who landed a Janta Flat at New Kondli, was elated upon finding his name in the list of successful applicants.
    
"I am very happy now that I will have my own roof over my head as I was staying in a rented apartment for the last six years. I had also applied for the DDA Housing Scheme in 2010, but luck didn't favour me that time," said Roy, a private sector executive.

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