South Delhi civic body to allot land to DMRC for phase-IV at no profit no loss – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: South Delhi Municipal Corporation plans to allocate 13,347 sq metres of land in Chhatarpur and Khanpur to Delhi Metro Rail Corporation for construction of Mass Rapid Transit System Phase-IV project from IGI terminal to Saket. The land has been granted at no-profit, no-loss rate of Rs 14,165 per sq metre.

The sites were finalised after joint inspection by officials from SDMC and DMRC early this year. The proposal will be placed before the next house for the final nod.

In Chhatarpur, DMRC will have to pay Rs 1.06 crores for 750 sqm of land allotted on a permanent basis, and around Rs 2.80 crore for 9,917 sqm of land allotted on a temporary basis for 4 years. Similarly in Khanpur, 1,266 sqm of land will cost the DMRC more than Rs 1.79 crore on a permanent allotment, and another 1,414 sqm will be allotted on a temporary basis for 3 years at Rs 30 lakh.

SDMC has also passed a proposal for allocating 18,360 sqm of land at Sarai Kale Khan to the National Capital Region Transport Corporation for the construction of an RRTS station and viaduct.

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North Delhi civic body allots four plots to DMRC for Phase-IV work – ET RealEstate

Clearing the way for starting construction work of Delhi Metro phase-IV, the standing committee of North Delhi Municipal Corporation on Thursday approved the transfer of land at four sites for building viaducts and pillars for the RK Ashram Marg-Majlis Park and Janakpuri-Majlis Park corridors.

Three of the four land pockets are with the horticulture department of Rohini zone, while one is being used by the engineering department. The four patches of land measure 507.3 sqm, 112 sqm, 423.3 sqm and 298.97 sqm. A report of the standing committee stated that for permanent transfer, the entire land cost needed to be paid. For temporary transfer, 5% of the land cost must be paid yearly.

An annual payment of Rs 16.5 lakh was proposed for temporary transfer of the land. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) won’t be able to use the land for commercial purposes without taking permission from the municipal corporation. Also, DMRC cannot sublet or lease the land to other parties on concessional rates for any revenue generating purpose.

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Delhi metro to offer 2 lakh sq ft commercial space at two stations – ET RealEstate

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NEW DELHI: The Delhi metro rail corporation (DMRC) will monetise about 2 lakh sq ft at Karkarduma and Anand Vihar metro stations in a bid to increase revenue, which has been hit badly due to Covid 19.

DMRC has invited tenders for leasing of approximately 9563 sqm area at Karkarduma metro station of Pink line for commercial development.

The successful bidder will be offered the space for 15 years.

“The Karkarduma station is an interchange station between Blue and Pink lines of the Delhi Metro network. The station lies in proximity of the Karkarduma District Court Complex,” said a DMRC official.

DMRC has planned commercial development at Karkarduma station along with operating facilities for commuters.

The space on first, second and third floor of the station is proposed to be leased out for specified purposes like retail, organised commercial space, office space and banks.

“The project site has an excellent opportunity to become important commercial hub within this locality. With separate access being available for the commercial areas and parking space, prominent and spacious frontage, and a captive commuter base, this area will present unique opportunities for retailers,” the official added.

The corporation has approximately 8600 sqm area at Anand Vihar metro station of Blue line.

The station is located in area having huge transport hub with Metro connectivity of Pink and Blue line, Railway and ISBT.

“The area has adequate presence of social and physical infrastructure facilities and amenities such as educational institutes, hospitals and nursing homes, entertainment facilities and other facilities such as Karkarduma Court, Yamuna Vihar Sports complex along with Railway and ISBT,” the DMRC official said.

The area has been divided by DMRC in 2 packages with Package 1 for area of 1130 sqm at concourse level and Package 2 for area of 7470 sqm at ground level and first floor level.

The tender for package 1 has already been invited. Tender for package 2 is scheduled to be invited in the next month.

“Both the areas at Karkarduma and Anand vihar have adequate provision for vehicular parking and shall be leased for a lease period of 15 years and rent free moratorium period ranging from 6 months to 12 months,” the official said.

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DMRC drive to ensure compliance of pollution control norms at construction sites – ET RealEstate

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has launched a special drive across its construction sites to ensure that all pollution control measures are being stringently implemented, officials said on Sunday. As part of the drive, the frequency of the inspections done to check the adherence to the pollution control measures has been enhanced, the DMRC said in a statement.

“Teams headed by senior officials from the environment department of DMRC are visiting all the sites and minutely checking the arrangements done in this regard and the drive is being monitored by DMRC’s Managing Director,” it said.

The teams are checking whether continuous dust or wind breaking barricades, at least 6 m high, around the batching plants are installed or not and if conveyor belts within the batching plants are fully covered to prevent escape of dust, officials said.

Similarly, checking of wheel washing facilities at the exit gates to prevent deposition of soil or muck on public road, where there is regular movement of vehicles is being done.

The drive is also monitoring if all construction materials and debris are being transported in covered vehicles, the Delhi Metro said.

They are also monitoring the use of nozzle-based mist systems in addition to sprinkling to control dust emission from the construction sites.

The process of spraying of water to suppress dust, during handling of excavation soil or debris or during demolition or specific dust generating activities is being checked. The inspection teams are reiterating that water sprinkling and dust control activities are to be continued even during work stoppages, the statement said.

In addition, the teams will ensure that construction activities continue to be carried out only within barricaded areas. In the case the construction work is located near residential or commercial properties, height of barricade is to be increased to 10 m or one-third height of the building whichever is less and the same is being ensured by the DMRC, officials said.

“Designated storage space for construction and demolition (C&D) waste and quick disposal of C&D waste to designated recycling plant is also being checked. Whether dust masks for construction workers have been provided is also being verified,” it said.

While these measures are implemented at the sites round the year, this drive is being organised to reinforce the importance of following the pollution control norms, especially in light of the continuous deterioration of air quality around the NCR currently, the statement said.

In the present scenario, when pollution levels are high, DMRC is concentrating on undertaking activities which are non-polluting in nature such as staging, shuttering, de-shuttering activities, underground works, electrical works, wiring, signalling works among others, it said.

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