Delhi Development Authority Housing Amendment Approved, Real Estate News, ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Seeking to attract more buyers, the DDA on Friday approved an amendment to housing regulations to allow the public to participate in its programs even if they or their family members own an apartment or land in Delhi, officials said. The decision was taken during a meeting via video conference, held under the chairmanship of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who is also chairman of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

The Authority gave a nod to an amendment to the Accommodation Management and Disposal (DDA) Regulations 1968, officials said.

“To attract more buyers, the Authority has approved an amendment to the DDA Housing Regulations to allow the public to participate in DDA housing schemes if they or their family members do not own an apartment or land. over 67 sq m in Delhi,” the DDA said. in a report.

Regulation 7 stipulates that only persons will be eligible for the DDA flat allocation who do not own a flat or land in Delhi, nor their family members, officials said.

This has restricted demand for DDA flats to a “considerable extent”, the housing authority said.

“In addition, a number of beneficiaries on the waiting list will be equal to the number of apartments offered under the program against 25%, in accordance with the regulations in force.

“Unsold apartments in development areas can be offered on a first-come, first-served basis and there are no conditions in terms of apartment ownership for applicants. In other words, unsold apartments can be purchased by a candidate even though he may have an apartment or land in Delhi,” he said.

Public entities (central or state government departments or organizations) will also be eligible for the allocation of these unsold apartments, the DDA said.

The DDA-approved proposal will be sent to the Union Department of Housing and Urban Affairs for its approval and notification of the proposed changes, officials said.

In addition, to further strengthen healthcare facilities in the nation’s capital, the Authority has approved a proposal to facilitate the redevelopment of AIIMS, Delhi Campus, on 79.73 hectares into a “world-class medical university”. .

The re-designation of AIIMS Campus as a “University of Education and Research” in line with the Delhi 2021 Master Plan and the assignment of other development control standards to the campus has also been approved by the highest decision-making body of the DDA, officials said. .

A land use change proposal for a piece of land (8.5 ha or 21 acres) for the establishment of an electronic waste management system (eco-park) was also approved by the Authority.

The proposal was to change it from ‘Residential-RD’ to ‘Utility-U4’ at Holambi Kalan Village, PI Area (Narela Sub-town), Delhi, he added.

The Authority also approved the change of land use for a land measuring 0.6769 ha (6769.60 m²) at Vasant Vihar from “Residential” to “Government (G2)” allocated for the establishment of the headquarters of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), the DDA said.

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