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DDA to hold housing scheme draw on Monday; to webcast live

New Delhi:  The draw of lots for DDA's flagship ‘Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, will be held on Monday to decide the fate of over 10 lakh applicants.The draw would
PTI November 14, 2014 21:24 IST
PTI

New Delhi:  The draw of lots for DDA's flagship ‘Housing Scheme 2014', offering over 25,000 flats across various categories, will be held on Monday to decide the fate of over 10 lakh applicants.

The draw would be held DDA headquarters ‘Vikas Sadan' at 11:30 AM and officials said the date has been decided after conducting a series of successful dry runs.  

“The draw of lots for the ‘DDA Housing Scheme 2014' would be held on November 17 at 11:30 AM. The date was decided after conducting a series of dry runs to check our preparedness for the same,” a senior DDA official told PTI. 

DDA for the first time would also be “webcasting live” the entire draw on the Internet with a dedicated URL for the same.  

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

He said online users must visit this site directly as no link has been provided through the official DDA website, to preclude any chance of crashing of the home site.  

The first dry run was held by the housing authority on November 10. 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. 

The new scheme, which offers over 25,000 flats across various categories, ranging in price from Rs 7 lakh to Rs 1.2 crore, closed on October 15.

It offers 25,034 flats, viz. - EWS, LIG, MIG, HIG, Janta flats and one-room apartments. The 22,627 one-bed room apartments were a major draw for the people this year.  The senior official said all application are available online for applicants to check their status.