DDA to construct 67 thousand flats in National Capital

Neemo Dhar
Advisor [PR], DDA

In the DDA meeting the following decisions were taken 

1. Lt. Governor and Chairman of Delhi Development Authority, Shr. Tejendra Khanna, requested all the members of the Authority to give their suggestions for review of the master plan which is being undertaken by DDA.

2. LOW COST HOUSING : A presentation on low cost housing was made in which it was informed that DDA has planned to take up about 67,846 EWS and Low Cost Dwelling Units whereas additional 24600 such units are at the conceptual stage. As per this presentation construction of 19560 DUs has already been taken up and another 24000 LIG houses are likely to be taken up shortly. 8700 EWS DUs are proposed under the DDA Housing Schemes and 4700 DUs under other lower category housing. In addition to this under In-situ rehabilitation projects about 10,886 DUs will also be taken up. Therefore, a total of 67,846 DUs have already been planned / being taken up whereas another 24600 DUs are at the conceptual stage.

3. Giving details of the prefab technology it was informed that these structures will be constructed through a faster mode of construction and will have durability . These will also be environmentally sustainable. The RCC columns and beams etc. will be cast at the site only. Houses will be located at Rohini, Narela and Dwarka and will be pedestrian friendly with provision of parking at the periphery. All these clusters will have facilities for daily needs like shops, centrally located housing area park, tot lots, anganbari, milk booth etc. As per the building plan these houses will have one living room, one bedroom, one kitchen, one bath and one WC. For In-situ rehabilitation of slum clusters, Kathputali Colony and the slum cluster at Kalkaji will be taken up. Lt. Governor directed that timelines for completion of the project may be drawn and adhered to and that the projects should be constantly monitored.

4. A presentation on the riverfront development was also made and it was informed that in accordance with the recommendation of the Master Plan a total area of 9700 hectares on the banks of River Yamuna i.e. ‘O’ Zone is proposed to be developed as integrated project of recreational areas along with biodiversity parks. All these biodiversity parks will have three zones ; i.e., one Protective Biodiversity area, interactive Biodiversity area followed by public recreational area and all these areas will have green linkages all through the river bank. Protective biodiversity will have areas of rich biodiversity with substantial pockets of undisturbed land whereas interactive biodiversity area will be designed as a ‘moderate’ biodiversity rich layer which will act as a buffer to protective biodiversity zone. Similarly, public recreational area will be the final interactive interface of the biodiversity parks with the general public of Delhi. All these will be linked through green linkages that would mender through all as mesh. The flora and fauna which has been revived in the Aravali and Wazirabad Biodiversity parks developed by DDA, was also shown in the form of an audio-visual presentation to all the authority members. The members appreciated the efforts of DDA and thanked the Lt. Governor for such an initiative.

5. The extension of period allowed to religious institutions for completing the construction of building was approved to be increased to 5 years as it has been a long pending request from many religious institutions which are not able to complete construction due to lack of funds.

6. Change of land use of area measuring 4653 sq.mtrs. from public, semi-public facilities to Government office was approved. This change has been affected after following due process as laid in the Master Plan. Proposed change of landuse of area measuring 18557 sq.mtrs. was also approved from recreational to government office.

7. The policy regarding Farm Houses was deferred as Delhi Government had requested for more time for offering their comments.