The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under its much-anticipated Housing Scheme 2014 will hold the draw or lottery today to choose 25,000 beneficiaries from among the 10 lakh applicants for its flats in New Delhi ranging from Rs.7 lakh to Rs. 1.2 crore.
Instead of feeding the machines with the form numbers, the DDA is randomizing the numbers first and it will take about two hours.
After the first randomization of number, the process of draw of lots will begin to pick the lucky numbers and at 11:30 the mapping of applicants and the allotted flats will begin. The draw is being held in two stages. In the first phase, DDA would start the randomization of data. This will take another two-hour time for the process.
Next, DDA will begin the live webcasting of the draw of lots at www.ddadrawlive.in.
“A dedicated server would be temporarily set up to cope with the rush of online traffic during the draw time. During the last week of October, a dedicated served would be set up, which will have load-balancing facilities, to avert chances of crashing the website due to heavy traffic,” Director (Systems) of DDA, V S Tomar had told media last month.
“The website had crashed during the launch and the draw time of the DDA 2010 Housing Scheme also, and we so we are taking all precautionary measures this time,” he added.
The scheme has attracted more than 10 lakh applicants since it was launched on September 1, though more than 17 lakh application forms were sold. Its first last date was postponed from October 9 to October 15. The ratio is 1:40 now.
Government-owned C-DAC (Centre for Development of Advanced Computing) is the chief technology vendor for the draw and it has conducted the draw for the last housing scheme in 2010.
for those who did not make it in the lucky draw will get the refund of the registration fee of Rs. 1 lakh through the bank branch wherein they had deposited the application form. The bank will dispatch refund cheques to the applicants.
Successful applicants will have to make the payment within the prescribed period or else they forfeit their allotment.