New Delhi: In what could be good tidings for Delhites, the DDA has planned to build residential flats along the Metro routes, which will facilitate better connectivity within the national capital.

After a discussion with the Union Cabinet Minister for Urban Development Kamal Nath in this regard, DDA vice president GS Patnaik has directed the officials to prepare a list of such sites that are located around the Metro routes in the city and can be utilized in constructing residential flats.

According to sources, DDA will construct these flats on its own rather than giving it on a contract basis to other agencies. In the past, DDA had sold many such sites to the DMRC.

DDA flats in Rohini and Narela inspite of being allotted to the owners are lying vacant due to the lack of connectivity to these places. The DDA authorities had discussed this issue with Kamal Nath and proposed to extend the existing metro route.

DDA officials have started locating such sites for the construction of the flats. Authorities said, “For the construction of residential flats near the metro the ‘land use’ has to be changed. In the absence of such provision, policy will have to be framed in a DDA board meeting.”

Under the project, acres of land lying vacant near Karkardooma will be utilized to construct DDA flats, of which some part will be used for commercial work. The blueprint in this regard is yet to be finalized.

JPN/Bureau