DDA gives nod for allotting flats built under EWS scheme

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Summary2,383 Dwarka homes will be allotted to residents of slum clusters in Indira Camp, Vikaspuri, Shankar Garden

The process of allotting 2,383 houses in Dwarka under the economically weaker section (EWS) category will finally be initiated by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

The decision was taken in the DDA authority meeting held on Monday.

These flats have been lying ready since March this year and housing under this scheme will be allotted under a one-time package where the cost will be partially subsidised.

All such rehabilitations will be examined on a case-to-case basis. This move comes just ahead of the Assembly elections slated for later this year.

“It was decided that since the EWS flats which are ready are located in Dwarka, those living in slum clusters near Dwarka will be rehabilitated in these flats. Six clusters at Indira Camp 2, 4 5, 3 and 6, Vikaspuri and Shankar Garden have been identified. The beneficiary’s identification survey is almost complete,’’ DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar said.

Part of the cost of these houses will be subsidised and a part will be recovered from the beneficiary by way of equated monthly instalments.

Once the beneficiaries are provided with flats, the jhuggies occupied by them will be demolished and the land reclaimed. This land will then be used as per the land use.

“Sufficient safeguards will be built for ensuring that the beneficiaries do not part with flats. The flats will be given only on a licence-basis till entire outstanding is paid by the beneficiary. This whole scheme will be a one-time package,’’ Dhar said.

Around 10,440 such flats are presently under construction in Rohini and 5,860 are being constructed in Narela, DDA officials said. These flats are likely to be ready by this year-end.

The DDA has used pre-fabricated technology to construct these units. The cost of one such flat has been worked out to be approximately Rs 11 lakh.

“Those who have their ration cards and are living in slum areas in Dwarka will be allotted EWS houses in the area. The DDA has been delaying allotment of these flats. I have also asked that the DDA Authority meeting take place more frequently before the code of conduct comes into play ahead of the Assembly elections so that important policy decisions can be cleared before that,’’

non-official member Jitender Kochar said.

The issue of re-defining Zone O, which defines the Yamuna bed, was also discussed in the meeting. It was proposed that the residential

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