DDA plans to increase size of LIG flats
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Good news for DDA flat owners! In a meeting that took place today, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA)has decided to increase the size of bedrooms of flats allotted under the Housing Scheme of 2014 and 2017.

The meeting took place today under the leadership of DDA vice-chairman Udai Pratap Singh in which he heard complaints of the representatives of Rohini, Narela, Siraspur, and Dwarka. He discussed the issues related to the Housing Scheme of 2014 and 2017.

Few days back, the resident welfare associations of these areas raised the issue of small size of the flats allotted to them as low-income group (LIG). In lieu of this, the DDA has decided to keep a meeting with the representatives of respective associations.

After the meeting, an official statement was released in which DDA stated that the association argued that the houses which were under the category of the economically weaker section were allotted to them as LIG flats. They further requested the DDA to take remedial action including increasing the size of the bedrooms or to consider some financial concession to the allottees.

Giving further information, the release said, “The DDA vice-chairman informed the resident welfare associations that an engineering solution is being considered wherein the size of the bedroom is proposed to be increased to about 10 ft. x 10 ft. instead of existing small size. The proposed solution would require statutory clearances for which the DDA will take urgent action.

Since the size of the flats is small, the associations have also requested the DDA to waive the remaining 10 percent of the cost to be deposited and the corresponding interest on that amount of the flats of Housing Scheme 2014.

“DDA agreed to waive the interest on the amount and decided that the matter of waiver of principal amount will be examined. The associations have requested for improvement of the infrastructure facilities like water supply and sewer.” the statement further said.

On this issue, DDA officials informed that infrastructure has already been provided and urgent action will be taken to remove the deficiency if any.