DDA reopens registration for plot owners in 104 Delhi villages

Master Plan of Delhi-2041 expected to be announced by year-end

New Delhi, Nov.12 (Delhi Crown): Land owners in 104 urbanised villages of Delhi will be allowed to register their plots under the current land pooling policy till December 24, the government-run Delhi Development Authority (DDA) said.

“This has been done to allow landowners to participate in the scheme. While these villages were notified in 2018, land owners here couldn’t participate as these were not declared as development areas. We have given time for 45 days (from November 11) to register for land pooling,” a senior DDA official said on condition of anonymity.

It may be recalled that the Delhi government had notified nine more villages, namely Bankner, Holambi Kalan, Bhorgarh, Khera Kalan, Kureni, Mamoorpur, Narela, Mubarakpur Dabas and Barwala, as development areas in October.

The land pooling policy is aimed at meeting the growing housing demand in the national capital by providing close to 17 lakh dwelling units in the urbanised villages of the city.

Land pooling is an activity where a group of land-owners handover their land parcels to the Government collectively for infrastructure development. Once the development is complete, a consolidated piece of land is handed over to the original owners.

The DDA has reportedly convinced hundreds of landowners to pool over 6,500 hectares of land under the policy so far. It plans to develop 15 priority sectors in three planning zones — N, P-II and L — near Rohini, Alipur and Bakkarwala, respectively.

As per the existing policy, 60 percent of the land will be used by owners or the developer entity for development of residential, commercial, public and semi-public facilities. And, the balance 40 percent will be used by DDA or any other service-providing agencies to develop roads, hospitals and other infrastructure.

The DDA is currently engaged in modifying the Master Plan of Delhi – 2001 and is preparing a MPD with a perspective of up to 2021 to cater to the increasing population and the changing requirements of the city. The MPD-2021 is expected to be announced at the end of December. The DDA has extended the ongoing public hearing on the Master Plan of Delhi-2041 till November 24.

The Master Plan was put up for public scrutiny in June this year. It will take two or three months after the public hearing to finalise and notify MPD-2041.

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