New Delhi: People who were lucky enough to find their names in the list of allottees in the Delhi Development Authority society in Vasant Kunj announced under the DDA Housing Scheme are up for trouble ahead as the Airport Authority of India (AAI) has refused giving clearance to the society.

The bone of contention is the height of the towers in the society, which is not very far from the Indira Gandhi International Airport.
Playing down speculations that the building would have to be demolished, DDA said it’s all set to come out with concrete solution over the issue. They clarified the issue of height is not related to the residential buildings rather the objection is over the height of the water tank.

AAI has contended that the society falls in the flying channel of the authority and the several flights start descending for landing from this zone. Therefore, any construction project here requires approval of AAI.

The height of the four towers in the society located in D-6 block of Vasant Kunj is 29 metres which is two metres more than the approved limits. Each tower houses 475 flats.

Sources said DDA went up with its construction activity for all the four buildings after it got approval for one of the towers. They tried to take the issue with the AAI, but the authority failed to oblige.

DDA has prepared three proposals to solve the problem which includes reducing the height of the water tanks over the towers and making alternate arrangements of water supply on the ground floor.