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The Delhi Development Authority postponed the launching of DDA Housing Scheme from June 2018 to December. This time the authority is planning to offer freshly-built housing units unlike earlier when the units surrendered by the allottees were used to be provided to the new allottees under the scheme. DDA wants to deliver proper infrastructure in the complexes where these housing units are being constructed. According to an official, 21,000 housing units are yet to be completed and the completion will take time due to which the scheme is postponed till December.

This time, the allottees of DDA Housing Scheme will also avail the interest subsidy of rupees 2.67 lakhs under the Credit-Linked Subsidy Scheme of the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna [PMAY]. The Delhi Development Authority [DDA] will offer approximately 21,000 new housing units which comprise of 1, 2 and 3BHK apartments. All these residential units will be located in Dwarka, Jasola, Narela, Rohini and Vasant Kunj.

The prices for these properties are yet to be finalized but the unit areas for the same will be bigger in comparison to the previous ones. For example, the 1BHK earlier covered 323 Sq.ft. area but now it will have 430 Sq.ft area. The maximum numbers of units are likely to be built for the low-income-group [LIG)] and other small-sized housing units will be for the economically-weaker-section [EWS] category. Also, the authority is planning to construct bigger living units with attached balcony and washroom.

DDA is going to work with private developers in order to build earthquake-resistant structure and waterproofing of walls and ceilings to restrict seepage. Also, the authority is planning to use fly-ash technology and is planning to have green homes to reside in.

The developed societies will have proper local sewage treatment plant, rainwater harvesting and multi-level parking. They will also be equipped with three-tier water management model, under which the residents can use water from sewage treatment plants for bathrooms. Similarly, the water collected through rainwater harvesting system can be used for bathing and RO-treated water will ensure supply of drinking water.