DDA sends draft Delhi master plan 2041 to centre for nod – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is likely to put the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041 in the public domain next month. According to sources, the plan aims to make the capital ‘future-ready’.

The draft plan was given a preliminary approval in a meeting chaired by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on April 13. Sources said that the final draft has been sent to the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs and following approval, will be put in the public domain for objections and suggestions.

The draft MPD has six sections in two volumes, covering major policies on environment, economy, transport and mobility, heritage, culture and public spaces, shelter and social and physical infrastructure. It contains strategies and specific norms for guiding future spatial development of Delhi, covering both green field and brown field development, including land pooling, green development area, regeneration of planned and unplanned areas, transit-oriented development (TOD) etc.

The document aims at making the capital a more sustainable, liveable and safe city, with housing for all and better economic opportunities. From focusing on rental housing to ensure affordable homes to eyes on the street’s for safety, the document takes national and international best practices into account.

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RWAs in Delhi write to LG for vaccination camps inside their colonies – ET RealEstate

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NEW DELHI: To avoid rush at vaccination centres and minimise the chances of Covid-19 transmission, residents’ welfare associations from over 55 localities have sent a joint petition to the LG for giving permission to hold vaccination camps for people above 18 in their areas.

“We appreciate government’s efforts to organise decentralised vaccination by having centres at schools as it will reduce chaos and minimise chances of infection. But residents still dread going out for vaccination due to the prevailing Covid condition. That’s why we have urged the LG in a joint petition to help us in organising such camps in residential areas after sufficient vaccine doses arrive,” said Ruby Makhija, secretary of Navjiwan Vihar RWA.

The RWAs are ready to provide all necessary support, including space, vaccine storage facility and crowd management.

“Residents are ready to pay for the vaccines and won’t mind paying a little extra if the facility is made available in our colonies. Many of them are even willing to sponsor the paid vaccination for their staff like guards, helps, drivers, garbage collectors, etc. While free vaccination camps are being held in government schools, paid camps can be held in residential colonies,” suggested Hardeep Bhalla, president of Sainik Farms RWA.

“We are ready to provide details of interested residents in advance, and depending on the size of the colony, the camp can be organised for 2-3 days. We will even ensure full utilisation of vaccines,” said Vani Aggrawal, general secretary, New RWA, Chattarpur Enclave Phase-II.

The RWAs are willing to generate funds for the vaccination camps too. “We will be happy to generate funds to sponsor the services of doctors and nurses, and for a fully equipped ambulance. There are clinics/nursing homes in the neighbourhood, which can be used for holding the camp,” said Mrinal Singh, general secretary, Sarita Vihar B-pocket RWA.

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Delhi L-G chairs DDA’s second meeting on master plan-2041 – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday chaired an advisory council meeting on the draft Master Plan of Delhi (MPD) – 2041 framed by Delhi Development Authority (DDA).

At the meeting, the advisory council comprising members from various government departments held a detailed discussion on subjects like heritage, culture, shelter and social infrastructure, transport, water, solid waste and power, among others.

According to a senior official in the DDA, the members also emphasised on parking management and congestion pricing, freight, creating affordable housing, supporting infrastructure for freelance workers and platform workers, and women’s security and safety.

Baijal, who is also the Chairman of DDA, twitted after chairing the meeting, “Chaired the 2nd meeting of the newly reconstituted Advisory Council of DDA with VC, DDA and other members to review the draft Master Plan for Delhi-2041. Strategies for improved digital connectivity for facilitating e-commerce and ensuring Disaster Resilient development were also deliberated upon.”

It was the second advisory council meeting after the DDA completed the draft MPD-2041. The first meeting was held on March 27, while the third and the last meeting will be held on April 5. After that a draft plan will be sent to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs by September 30, 2021.

The DDA has prepared a draft for the Master Plan of Delhi-2041, giving more emphasis on strategic and enabling framework for the future growth of the national capital. The MPD-2041 will come into effect soon after the existing MPD 2021 plan expires.

Under MPD-2041, the DDA has emphasised on policies such as transit-oriented development (TOD) and land pooling policy of MPD-2021. With a view to encourage eco-friendly development, DDA has also formulated to regulate infrastructure and other works in villages that are located in the green belt on Delhi’s peripheries as well as low-density residential areas (LDRA).

The first Master Plan for Delhi-1962 (MPD-1962) was the statutory document that was formulated to guide the planned growth and development of the city. The plan has undergone extensive modifications in 1981 and 2001.

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LG reviews progress of work on East Delhi Hub project – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: Lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on Wednesday reviewed work on the ongoing East Delhi Hub, a transit-oriented development (TOD) project, under which a state-of-the-art infrastructure zone will come up in the national capital.

As per the specification outlined at the time of the launch of the project, it also includes the national capital’s tallest tower, to be built in east Delhi.

“Chaired a meeting with VC DDA, officials from NBCC & other experts to review the progress of the ‘Integrated Development of East Delhi Hub, Karkardooma‘, project-One of the foremost projects being developed on Transit Oriented Development Norms with Pubic Private Partnership,” Lt governor Baijal tweeted.

The hub will be developed around the existing two Delhi Metro stations at Karkardooma — on the Blue and Pink Lines, and will include a massive open landscaped green area, besides a 48-storey signature tower that will come up in the first phase of the project, officials had said during its launch.

“The 1,168 cr project spread over 29.60 hectares of land will have mixed uses of residential and commercial components & 7.82 hectare of green area,” Baijal, also chairman of DDA, tweeted.

“Being executed by NBCC, the project will comprise of 6,518 dwelling units including 1992 dwelling units for EWS category along with various amenities like schools, dispensaries, library, cultural centre, community halls, convenient shopping, community spaces, creche,” he further said.

The two metro stations of the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation within the layout itself, will provide connectivity to the commercial complex of the project, the LG said.

“Environmental friendly/ green building features, skywalk connectivity and cultural centre are other notable features of the project (sic),” he tweeted.

The LG said he has also advised the DDA’s vice chairman to “firm up” activity-wise timeline for each phase of the implementation to facilitate close monitoring and time-bound completion of the project.

“Also, advised the team to prepare a blueprint for the implementation of PPP component of the project on priority,” he added.

Aiming to promote use of public transport over private vehicles, the DDA had in December 2014 approved the East Delhi Hub project.

Union home minister Amit Shah on Thursday had laid the foundation stone in December 2019 and asserted that it would be inaugurated in the tenure of the current government at the Centre.

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