“The focus of DDA is on building affordable housing for the lower middle class and EWS category in Delhi. As a result, almost no new construction of two and threebedroom flats have taken place in the past few years, which is reflected in the latest housing scheme,” said a senior DDA official.
“We are going to announce the land pooling policy in the next three months and it would ensure that 20 lakh new housing units would come up in the city,” DDA vice chairman Balvinder Kumar.
The policy allows farmers or land owners to pool their land for development by DDA, for which they would get a share of the developed land back. Private developers will be contracted for construction of housing on this land.