NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority flats for EWS in Dwarka may find their inhabitants soon. Low-cost housing was the prime focus of the authority meeting which was chaired by Najeeb Jung, lieutenant governor. It was then unanimously decided to allot these flats to eligible beneficiaries in nearby JJ clusters and the process for identifying them may begin in a month, said sources. However, the authority is yet to work out a finance model for recovering the cost of these flats, which are priced higher than most EWS projects.
The allotment of economically weaker sections (EWS) flats was the priority in the Friday meeting and is expected to be the main issue in the next meeting also. “Low-cost housing is a priority and a number of slum clusters have been surveyed for eligible beneficiaries. The EWSflats in Dwarka will be part of DDA’s resettlement policy and not any housing scheme. Allotments should begin soon,” said non-official member Harsh Vardan. The 2,400 one-bedroom flats in Dwarka have been ready for the last few months. According to sources, some slum clusters in Vikaspuri have been surveyed already by DDA.