DDA plans to increase size of 1-BHK flats

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) today said that it has plan to increase the size of bedrooms of flats allotted under the Housing Scheme of 2014 and 2017. 

DDA vice-chairman Udai Pratap Singh today held a meeting with the representatives of Rohini, Narela, Siraspur and Dwarka to discuss the issues related to the Housing Scheme of 2014 and 2017. 

In a statement, the DDA said that in the meeting, the resident welfare associations raised the issue of small size of the flats allotted to them as low income group (LIG). 

It stated that the association argued that the houses which were under the category of economically weaker section were allotted to them as LIG flats and requested the DDA to take remedial action including increasing the size of the bedrooms or to consider some financial concession to the allottees. 

"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. 

The associations have welcomed the proposed solution and requested the DDA for urgent action," the statement said. 

Since the size of the flat is small, the associations requested the DDA to waive the remaining 10 per cent of the cost to be deposited and the corresponding interest on that amount of the flats of Housing Scheme 2014, the land-owning agency said. 

"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 officers of the DDA informed that infrastructure has already been provided and urgent action will be taken to remove the deficiency, if any," the statement added. 

The agency told that further communication to the resident welfare associations will be made by the middle of this month.