DDA Plans To Hand Over First Batch Of Flats In Kalkaji Extension
DDA plans to hand over first batch of flats in Kalkaji Extension & Kathputli Colony this month While the first lot of 720 flats will be handed over to Kathputli Colony residents this month itself, 1,575 flats at Kalkaji Extension have already been allotted and possession letters are expected to be issued soon.
The Delhi Development Authority plans to hand over the first batch of flats built under in situ slum redevelopment projects at Kalkaji Extension and Kathputli Colony this month. While the first lot of 720 flats will be handed over to Kathputli Colony residents this month itself, 1,575 flats at Kalkaji Extension have already been allotted and possession letters are expected to be issued soon. While its first two in situ slum redevelopment projects have been delayed by more than a decade, a DDA official said that the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) has now been engaged for suggesting amendments in the In-Situ Rehabilitation Policy.
A DDA official said 2,890 households were found in the Bhoomiheen Camp at A-14, Kalkaji Extension in a preliminary survey. “Accordingly, DDA has constructed 3,024 flats for their in situ rehabilitation,” he said. Draw was conducted in different phases this year for the households found eligible by an eligibility determination committee, he added. “The flats are now ready in all respects and 1,575 flats have already been allotted,” the official said.
“They are in the process of submission of payment and documents. On receipt of full payment and documents, possession letters will be issued.” DDA is carrying out the process of installation of firefighting and fire alarm systems in the rest of the flats in the complex. Apartment blocks at the Kathputli Colony in situ slum redevelopment complex are also ready and the first batch of around 720 flats out of the total 2,800 are going to be handed over this month. Sources say the first flats may be handed over to the residents by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The flats at both the projects will be allotted on a payment of Rs 1,42,000, which includes Rs 30,000 as maintenance charge for five years. NIUA’s director Hitesh Vaidya told TOI that the think tank has already been working with the authority on the preparation of the Master Plan for Delhi-2041 and it has suggested changes in the rehabilitation policy as part of the process.