In some good news for people dreaming to own a house, the DDA on Tuesday said it would make available one lakh flats for economically weaker sections and lower income groups in the next three years.
The Authority also announced building of 53 community halls across the capital.
The city’s only land owning agency said that it would build a ‘Golden Jubilee Park’ as part of its Yamuna River Front Development project at an area of 251 hectares that will have amphitheater, plaza, information centre, exhibition space, food courts and children play area.
On the housing front, the Delhi Development Authority said work on over 20,000 houses for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS) by using prefab technology has already been taken up and construction of 24,000 flats for Lower Income Groups (LIG) will start shortly.
“In all, over one lakh EWS and LIG flats would be completed in the next three years. These units are at various stages of planning and construction,” G S Patnaik, Vice Chairman, DDA, told a press conference in New Delhi.
He noted that the DDA was giving priority to people from EWS and LIG for allotting flats to reduce the number of illegal colonies and to make Delhi slum-free.
“The focus is on LIG and EWS. There has been a backlog. It is not that we have left the middle-income group behind. But out focus is on these two sections,” he said, when asked why the DDA was not coming out with plans for constructing flats for other sections.
He said the agency has plans with regard to other income groups, but refused to divulge details. Patnaik said a socio-cultural centre on the lines of the India Habitat Centre in Lodi Road would be constructed in Dwarka Sector 19.
“The design of the building is already ready and clearance from the DUAC is awaited. After appointment of the consultants, work on ground would commence,” he said.
Patnaik said DDA will construct 53 community halls across the city and work on 19 of them have already started.
“A standard design for these halls has been finalised with utmost care so that these halls are disabled friendly and remain active round the year,” he said.
On the Yamuna River Front project, he said the front which has a total length of 22 kms will be developed as a project for recreational facilities and bio-diversity parks.
The proposed park will have a number of water bodies with pedestrian tracks and cycling tracks meandering through the side.
Patnaik also announced setting up of a sensory park for physically-challenged children in Dwarka Sector 11 that would be designed in a fashion that various sections of the park cater to different sensory needs of the children.
He said planning for new biodiversity parks like Yamuna Biodiversity Park PhaseII, Neela Hauz, Northern Ridgh and Tipla Valley is at advanced stage.
The Vice Chariman said landscape development of Barapulla drainage is on and in the first phase, 4.6 km from JLN Stadium to Sarai Kale Khan will be taken up.
He said two new sports complexes will come up in Dwarka and a football stadium with a capacity of 5000 people will also come up in the area.
On the DDA Housing Scheme 2010, Patnaik said about 12,000 demand letters have already been issued and remaining 4000 are likely to be issued shortly.
On the Rohini housing scheme, he said about 25,000 applicants have been waiting for allotment of plots under the Rohini Residential Scheme which has been delayed due to various reasons.
“Now as per our commitment, about 21,000 plots have already been carved out to fulfil the requirement of wait- listed applicants. These plots have already been demarcated and services are being rpvided,” he said.