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Much-awaited DDA housing scheme draw underway

Draw of DDA housing scheme

New Delhi, Nov 25 (PTI) The much-awaited and delayed draw of lots for Delhi Development Authority’s flagship ‘Housing Scheme 2014′ which would decided the fate of over 10 lakh applicants, began here this morning.

The process of draw for over 25,000 flats, which started at 11.30 AM, is expected to be completed by 2 PM, DDA’s official spokesperson said while adding that the list of successful applicants will be uploaded on the website by 4 PM.

Earlier, randomisation of data in the system began around 9 AM.

“We started the randomisation of data at 9 AM, which took around two hours. The final draw began at around 11.30 AM which would be complete by 2 PM,” the spokesperson said.

The entire draw is being webcast live on the internet on a dedicated url – www.ddadrawlive.in.

“We have created a dedicated website for the draw, and instead of directly webcasting through a YouTube channel, we decided to create a separate window for the event altogether, where online user can see the proceedings live,” DDA’s Director (Systems) VS Tomar had said.

A large number of people had started to gather at the at the agency’s headquarters, ‘Vikas Sadan’ since morning.

DDA had initially announced the tentative day for holding the draw as November 5 but it was postponed to November 17. The housing agency then had failed to hold the draw on November 17 too after its trial runs were not found successful in wrapping up the whole process within two hours.

The agency has reportedly been having problems in dealing with the humongous number of application forms.

More than ten lakh people have applied for the housing scheme.

C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing), which had conducted the draw for DDA’s last housing scheme in 2010, has been roped in this time again for the event.

25,000 flats across various categories are on offer by the DDA this time. They are in the price range of Rs 7 lakh to  Rs 1.2 crore.

This latest housing scheme was launched on September 1. The last date for application was initially set for October 9 before it was extended till October 15.

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