The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has recently introduced new measures that allow individuals to purchase DDA flats even if they already own a house in Delhi. This move reflects the DDA’s more accommodating stance towards property ownership and development initiatives. Alongside this, the DDA has granted its final approval for a change in land use for three plots owned by the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) Hospital. These plots, previously designated for recreational and residential use, will now be repurposed for public and semi-public facilities.
The DDA’s evolving approach is evident through amendments to its housing regulations. These changes aim to facilitate the acquisition of DDA properties by individuals who already possess flats or plots within the national capital. The DDA’s decision to eliminate the restriction preventing those with existing properties from applying for another DDA flat is expected to enhance the demand for DDA flats. This strategic adjustment could lead to the prompt sale of new DDA inventory, contributing to capital recovery and reducing repair and maintenance expenses. The proposed regulatory amendments are pending final approval and notification by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, Government of India.
In an effort to bolster healthcare infrastructure in Delhi, the DDA has granted the RML Hospital’s request for a change in land use. This change involves transforming three plots under the hospital’s ownership from recreational and residential usage to public and semi-public facilities. The dimensions of these plots are 12,183.57 square meters, 8,134.18 square meters, and 3,601.70 square meters, respectively. Additionally, the DDA has sanctioned the transformation of an 868 square meter plot in Pocket-III, Rouse Avenue, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, for use by the Communist Party of India (Marxist) or CPI(M). This proposal will soon undergo public review to consider objections and suggestions.
Recognizing the need for suitable accommodations for state guests, officials, and dignitaries visiting Delhi for official purposes, the DDA has granted permission for the establishment of six state guest houses or bhavans. A 1.6-hectare plot in Sector-17 of Dwarka has been allocated for this purpose. This strategic allocation aims to provide appropriate lodging facilities to representatives of state governments during their official visits to the capital.
The decisions made during the recent DDA meeting, held on August 29 and chaired by LG VK Saxena, mark a significant step toward promoting property accessibility and strengthening key infrastructure within the city. These amendments and approvals are poised to positively impact Delhi’s real estate landscape and healthcare services, ultimately contributing to the overall progress and development of the national capital.