GDA: About the Ghaziabad Development Authority
The GDA or Ghaziabad Development Authority is responsible for the planned urban development, construction of housing projects, and providing social infrastructural facilities in Ghaziabad city and areas under its jurisdiction.
Ghaziabad is one of the preferred destinations in the National Capital Region (NCR) for property investments. The city has witnessed rapid infrastructure development over the years. The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) is the planning authority that has played a crucial role in modernising the infrastructure and implementing various development schemes in the city and other areas under its jurisdiction. It is responsible for acquiring land, developing housing projects and providing social infrastructure facilities in the Ghaziabad district.
About Ghaziabad Development Authority
The Ghaziabad Development Authority or GDA was formed under Section 4 of the Urban Planning and Development Act, 1973. The Authority is responsible for carrying out various functions such as:
- Preparing the master plan for the planned urban development.
- Responsible for development and control as per the master plan.
- Acquiring land for housing and urban development.
- Managing construction for housing and development.
- Developing physical and social infrastructure.
GDA jurisdiction map
The development area that falls under the jurisdiction of the Ghaziabad Development Authority or GDA includes Ghaziabad, Loni, Murad Nagar and Modi Nagar. Recently, nine villages from the Gautam Budh Nagar district under the jurisdiction of the Greater Noida Authority were excluded from the Greater Noida development area and included in the GDA development area.
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GDA housing scheme
The Ghaziabad Development Authority comes up with various housing schemes, offering affordable houses for those belonging to the economically weak sections and the middle-income group. Under the Ghaziabad Housing Scheme 2021, the Authority provides houses built under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY). There are around 13,500 new flats available under the scheme.
The Authority has implemented the ‘first come, first serve’ scheme in its 10 housing schemes. About 2,134 houses are included in this scheme, for five pocket buildings of Madhuban Bapudham in the district, along with Mandakini and Alaknanda Apartments in Vaishali, Indraprastha Yojna, Chandrasheela Yojna, Koel Enclave and Sanjaypuri Yojna in Modinagar. As per the GDA, this scheme will generate revenue of Rs 750 crores.
Further, the Ghaziabad Development Authority has increased the prices of houses of the Samajwadi Awas Yojana and the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana under the affordable housing scheme. Those who purchase the houses of Samajwadi Yojana will now have to pay over Rs 2.5 lakhs to Rs 4 lakh. Also, the prices of houses under the PM Awas Yojana have been increased from Rs 4.5 lakhs to Rs 6 lakhs for a house.
GDA housing scheme: How to apply?
Home buyers can apply for the GDA housing scheme online by visiting the official GDA portal. Applicants are required to register themselves by filling up the form. The houses under the housing scheme will be allotted through a lucky draw. Users can also check the draw results on the official GDA portal.
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GDA housing scheme eligibility
Applicants should meet the following eligibility criteria when applying for the GDA ‘first come, first serve’ housing scheme:
- The applicant should be a citizen of India.
- The age should be 18 years or above, as on the last date of submission of the application form.
- Those already registered in various schemes of the GDA and have allotted property can also apply by depositing the registration amount.
GDA housing scheme: Documents required
Applicants must provide the following documents when submitting their applications:
- Aadhaar card
- Address proof
- Voter ID card
- Residence proof
- Income certificate
Ghaziabad Development Authority latest news
The Ghaziabad Development Authority has prepared the draft Master Plan 2031 for the district. The implementation of the plan is a priority for the Authority. The GDA planned to call a board meeting by the end of March 2022 for the Meerut divisional commissioner and GDA chairperson, to approve the Master Plan 2031. The approval process would also involve sending the draft master plan to the state government for its approval and inviting the residents to submit their objections. The plan is likely to come into effect by July 2022.
Ghaziabad Development Authority contact details
Citizens can contact the GDA at:
Address: Vikas Path, near Old Bus Stand, Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh – 201001
Helpline number: 0120-6110433
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