It has been slated by the Delhi Development Authority that it is in near future aiming at clearing a plan that might open up new areas in the city for housing projects. It is believed that the DDA’s board of directors took a decision last week to take up final public suggestions on the move before it could actually clear the proposal, probably in its next meeting.
The move, which involves amending the master plan 2021 and will be finally have to be cleared by the Centre is likely to boost residential real estate development in outer Delhi regions such as Najafga, Kanjhawala, Ghitroni, Bawana and Burari.
The basic purpose is to allow residential units along ‘facility corridors’ earmarked in the MPD 2021 for urban extension. These corridors, which were part of the larger Transit Oriented Development (TOD) of the capital, were primarily meant to be commercial and recreational centres, and strictly non-residential.
This move is backed by the Union urban development minister Kamal Nath. According to the officials from the planning department, they stated that DDA is very near to finalizing the process of amending the MPD which will include residential development in these corridors. Moreover, the proposal had been approved by the committees reviewing the master plan and was put up for objections and suggestions from the public.
The senior planning officials at DDA stated that the proposal was very much on the verge of being passed unopposed. However, the authority decided to again review the objections and suggestions it had received. According to a planning department official, it was decided that objections and suggestions to the proposal would be taken up before deliberation on the proposal is made in the authority’s next meeting.
The official also went on to add that the proposal would now be deliberated and in all estimation passed in the board’s next meeting.