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DDA i.e. the Delhi Development Authority has begun survey for the redevelopment of CHGS [cooperative group housing societies] that are nearly four-decade-old.

Recently, while addressing the maiden mahasammelan for Group Housing Societies at Talkatora Stadium, Vijay Goel, BJP Rajya Sabha member said that these housing societies are in very bad condition and had become deplorable in the last 40 years. Thus it requires redevelopment immediately.

He also said that LG Anil Baijal directed the Delhi Development Authority to conduct a survey and introduce required amendments in the policy to commence the redevelopment over 1200 CGHS societies that have more than 10 lakh residents.

This survey will figure out the actual conditions of the flats, plot size, availability of civic amenities, and issues faced by the residents while converting the plots into a freehold, among others.

Goel further said that a web portal, particularly for the survey, is created and this will work as a platform where all the CGHS societies [Cooperative group housing societies] have to register themselves a DDA official said.

BJP MP was also quoted saying that the survey will prove beneficial for the redevelopment of all residential units built under the CGHS societies. All Cooperative Housing Societies have upload data under the online public service “Survey/Feedback of Group Housing Society” provided on the official website of the Delhi Development Authority i.e This submission should be made latest by 30th September.

An official also said that every CGHS society must have the consent of at least 66% members about carrying out the redevelopment process.

This process will be based on Self-sustainability model and the owners of these residential units will not require spending extra money. However, the residents will have to shift into a rental home until the completion of structural redevelopment.

Goel, BJP MP said that the Master Plan Delhi 2021 allows additional, incentivized floor area ratio and four-storey buildings will be restructured with 10-floors. This is because there is no height restriction in place for residential buildings.