DDA to build 50,000 homes at seven locations for low-income groups

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New Delhi | Updated: February 16, 2017 1:35:44 PM

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is likely to make about 50,000 housing units for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income group (LIG) families in the national capital by the end of next year.

More than 24,000 units will be made for people under the scheme. (PTI)More than 24,000 units will be made for people under the scheme. (PTI)

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is likely to make about 50,000 housing units for economically weaker sections (EWS) and low-income group (LIG) families in the national capital by the end of next year. The units are meant to provide affordable housing under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana, a report by ‘The Indian Express’ has said.

More than 24,000 units will be made for people under the scheme. The category has been redefined under the scheme to include households with income upto Rs 3 lakh.

The scheme which was earlier known as the “housing for all” and re-launched in 2015, seeks to build two crore houses by 2022. Of the seven locations, three — in Jailorwala Bagh, Kalkaji, and Kathputli Colony — are being constructed in situ. The other projects will be in Vasant Kunj, NarelaSultan Garhi and Dwarka.

Speaking to the paper, Principal Commissioner Land Disposal at DDA, J P Agarwal, said that the housing scheme will cost about Rs 15 lakh per unit at the current rate. But the “housing will be sufficiently subsidised for EWS families, since the cost of land is not recovered from them”.

The authority is also trying to ensure that “all basic amenities are also provided wherever these colonies come up, including shops and basic infrastructure such as roads and streetlights”.

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