Delhi, India (PressExposure) August 18, 2009 -- Thereâs finally some good news for those waiting to get possession of flats that were part of DDAâs scam-ridden housing scheme in 2008 [http://www.zameen-zaidad.com/]. Sources in the land agency said that allotments were expected to take place in October.
The decision was taken after the L-G, who is also chairperson of DDA, acknowledged at the annual budget meeting that the Economic Offences Wing (EOW) had given its staff a clean chit. Even the forensic laboratory in Hyderabad has apparently seconded the EOWâs findings. Said a source: ââThe hard disks will now be sent to another lab, C-DAT in Pune, for a final check. The report will be available in September. We expect to start allotments in October."
Several other decisions were taken at DDAâs budget meeting on Monday.The cricket and football stadium proposed to come up on the Yamuna riverbed has also been shelved. Bowing to increasing public outcry, DDA has struck off all proposed concrete structures from the zonal plan for the riverbed. Apart from existing structures, no new one will be built now. Instead, the focus is on green development.
Not only did the land agency pass changes for the zonal plan (called âOâ), it also promised to lay emphasis on development of waterbodies and green stretches on the riverbed. This, however, wonât affect construction of the Commonwealth Games Village [http://www.zameen-zaidad.com/]. Existing structures such as Akshardham temple, the bottling plant at Madanpur Khadar and the IT Park will also remain unaffected.
Interestingly, DDA has also promised that its green development will be devoid of any pucca or permanent structures. The plan for zone P-II, an area north of Wazirabad Barrage, was also approved. The agency has also given the go-ahead for a light and sound show in Qutub Minar. The proposal had been sent by ITDC and it will now get land for the show, which will depict the history of Delhi from the Mahabharat era to Mughal times.
Thatâs not all. DDA has decided to declare Nehru Place a âno hawking zoneâ to clear congestion in the area. The move also comes in the wake of heightened security concern for the many high-rise buildings located [http://www.zameen-zaidad.com/] there, added sources. Apart from this, the land agency approved an increased budget of over Rs 1,000 crore to provide housing for the economically weaker section.
Courtesy:- TOI dt:- 11-08-09