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The Delhi Development Authority is soon going to launch a housing scheme and will also offer 10,300 dwelling units in multiple localities under different categories, the officials said.

The sources informed that people can apply for the same online as this housing scheme will be introduced digitally. Hence, all the procedures related to the scheme will be carried out online.

The Delhi Development Authority met recently and this decision was taken in the same. The meeting took place at Raj Niwas under the chairmanship of Lt Governor.

In the meeting, a draft policy on “enhancing walkability” in Delhi was also sanctioned and this draft is similar to the one in Chennai.

One of the senior officials said that we welcome comments from the public on this draft policy and thus Delhiites have three week time to register their comments.

DDA also informed that a total of 10,300 dwelling units flats are under-construction and the work of water supply and other is expected to be completed by July next year. Out of these 960 EWS flats are planned at Narela, 8,383 LIG flats at planned at Narela and Vasant Kunj, 579 MIG flats at planned in Vasant Kunj and 448 HIG flats at Vasant Kunj.

In the event, the Delhi Development Authority also presented budget for the financial year 2019-20.

While estimating the growth of 23.30 percent in the revised budget estimate for 2018-19 with Rs. 5,651 crores, the expenditure is expected to stand at Rs 6,968 crores approximately.

Under the budget, initiatives are also taken to make Delhi a world-class city and a Request for Proposal (RFP) is also being prepared to develop vacant area available at Dwarka (200 ha), an official said.

Apart from this, various socio-cultural centres will be constructed in Rohini, CBD Shahdara and Mayur Vihar. The retrofitting of Nehru Place, Bhikaji Cama Place and Basant Lok Community Centres along with promotion of sports, beautification of Delhi and its heritage preservation are the proposed work.

The inclusion of features like removal of encroachments from footpath, identifications of vending zones, shaded tree plantation, walkable distances, installation of street furnitures and signages are some ideas to work on.