DDA flat allottees demand speedy completion of work

Allottees of DDA flats in different parts of the city under the Housing Scheme 2010 protested near the Delhi Development Authority headquarters Vikas Sadan in South Delhi on Thursday.

They were protesting against the delay in completing construction of their homes.

Some of the allottees met DDA Vice-Chairman Sanjay Kumar Srivastava in the afternoon. They alleged that ever since the allotment, the flats have been mired in a number of delays, with the result that many still had no water and electricity supply, lifts and sewage systems.

The allottees said the DDA was deliberately delaying handing over of the flats to hike the prices.

" Srivastava told us that our demands are legitimate. He said he has summoned his site engineers for a meeting on September 3 where a status report will be presented. We will decide our further course of action depending on the outcome of this meeting," Kunal, a travel agent who is waiting for his HIG flat in Mukherjee Nagar, said.

Highrise complexes in Mukherjee Nagar's I-block, Ganga block, Yamuna block and D-block of Vasant Kunj and Dwarka are bereft of basic facilities rendering them unfit for living, claimed the alottees.

Newsline had last month carried a series highlighting the condition of these flats and the plight of the allottees.

New Rohtak Road resident Amitabh said he had paid Rs 90 lakh for a HIG flat in Motia Khan, Sadar Bazaar, in June but his home was still unlivable. "The wiring and plumbing work has not been completed. We don't have water. When water can be arranged for unauthorised colonies, why can't it be supplied to authorised homes?" he said.

Work has come to a standstill in Vasant Kunj and Dwarka complexes, with owners saying that wiring and plumbing work has been stalled for more than a year. "I paid for my flat in Molarband, South Delhi, in October last year and received the possession letter last month. When I went to see my flat, the mirrors and tiles were broken. Now I have been told that the flat will be ready only in December. When you get possession of your home, you expect everything to be in place," Pankaj Yadav, a software engineer who lives in Shahdara's Kabir Nagar, said.

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