DDA announces owners of 5,238 flats

December 16th, 2008 - 5:18 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Dec 16 (IANS) Hundreds of applicants thronged the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) office Tuesday as the draw for 5,238 flats under its Housing Scheme 2008 was held. The computerised lottery draw was held in the presence of four judges at Vikas Sadan. Nearly 250 applicants were also present inside the conference room where the lottery was being held.

“It took 28 minutes to complete the lottery process and names of 5,238 successful applicants out of 566,906 will be soon uploaded on DDA website www.dda.org.in ,” said DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar.

According to Dhar, the successful applicants will receive an official letter from DDA by Dec 30.

“The successful applicants have to deposit the money within two months, failing which their name would be cancelled. Besides the stipulated time of two months, we will give some more grace time if applicant seeks it,” Dhar said.

However, as the draw was being held, some people held a protest at the DDA office. They alleged that the whole process was unfair.

“The DDA has told that it will put a huge screen outside the office premises for applicants to watch the lottery process but no arrangements had been made. It was totally unfair,” said Vidhi Sharma, an advocate.

Dhar said the DDA will dispatch the demand drafts of Rs.150,000 submitted with the application form by Dec 30 on respective addresses of applicants who failed to get a flat.

The flats are in different parts of city, including Rohini, Dwarka, Vasant Kunj, Motia Khan, Narela, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar, Shalimar Bagh, Dilshad Garden and Lok Nayak Puram. The DDA offered similar schemes in the past also.

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