New Delhi: In times when people are facing severe difficulty in finding shelter in Delhi NCR, over nine lakh homes remain empty in the region, said the draft report of NCR Planning Board’s revised regional plan 2021.

10 percent houses lying vacant
According to the report, Delhi has 1.23 crore census houses. The census houses mean the concrete structures, counted during the census, used for purposes of residences, shops, offices, hotels and workshops.

Out of these 1.23 crore census houses, 12.98 lakh houses remain empty. In those 12.98 lakh houses, approximately 70 percent are considered as posh colonies which come to around 9 lakh.

Heavy tax on empty houses
According to the report presented by the Technical Committee of the Union Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Ministry, it has been proposed to levy heavy taxes on the empty houses.

Delhi, Noida, Greater Noida, Ghaziabad and Haryana’s Gurgaon, Sohna, Faridabad, Sonipat are witnessing major real estate developments.


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