#WeeklyNewsRoundUp: DDA Housing Scheme Draw To Be Held By Nov-End

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The draw for the Delhi Development Authority's new housing scheme, for which the urban body has received over 46,000 applications, would be held around the end of November. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is offering 12,000 flats across four income categories in Rohini, Dwarka, Narela, Vasant Kunj, Jasola, Pitampura, Paschim Vihar and Siraspur.


Travel by civic transport utility-run buses in Mumbai beyond a certain distance is likely to get costlier. The BEST committee has voted for a fare hike, ranging from Re 1 to Rs 12, for a distance of over four kilometres. No hike has been recommended for shorter routes.


The Delhi government will roll out a scheme within three-to-four months under which 40 public services, including driving licences, caste certificates and new water connections, would be delivered at the doorsteps of the citizens. Approximately 25 lakh transactions of these 40 services are held every year. Each transaction takes around four visits to the office concerned by the applicant.


 The Delhi Cabinet has approved setting up of Delhi Village Development Board (DVDB) which will look after civic works in both rural and urban villages in the national capital. The DVDB will subsume the Delhi Rural Development Board, meant for carrying out development works only in villages.


Housing Minister Hardeep Singh Puri has asked the Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO) to accord high priority to the affordable housing segment to contribute towards the government's ambitious Housing for All scheme. The Centre aims to provide houses to all by 2022.

Source: Media reports

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