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DDA plots can cost hundred times more!

New Delhi: Although the much awaited draw for the Rohini Residential Scheme was announced on Tuesday after a delay of 31 years, the cost of allotted plots can enormously multiply upto hundred times.

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According to DDA officials, the rates of the plots will be decided in the DDA meeting but speculations are rife that the prices can be upto hundred times more than that declared during the announcement of the scheme.

At the time of announcement of the scheme, the cost of plot for EWS category was 100 Rs per square metre, Rs 150 per square metre for LIG category and Rs 200 per metre square for MIG category.

In 1981, the DDA had assured to allot the plots within five years but it proved to be a false promise. The cost of plots allotted after the announcement of the scheme was fixed marginally lower than the market price by the DDA.

When the DDA had allotted plots for the last time, the cost of EWA plot was Rs 4,492 per square metre, Rs 5,661 square metre for LIG plots and Rs 9,169 per square metre for MIG plots.

The experts are of the view that if the current market rates are taken into consideration, the DDA may fix the cost of MIG plots at Rs 16,000-Rs 20,000 per square metre.

However, waging a legal battle for the allotment of plots, MK Gupta says, “I came to know through a RTI application that a union minister had assured the Lok Sabh in 1983 that no changes would be made in the rate fixed during the announcement of the scheme.”

He said that the DDA must evoke faith in the applicants before fixing the rates.

(JPN/Bureau)

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