New Delhi: In a major decision, the Delhi Development Authority Friday gave in principle approval for modification in the Master Plan for Delhi 2021 to offer certain relaxation to farm houses set up in the green belt and low density residential areas in the city.
Sources said as per new policy, land pockets of minimum 0.4 hectare (4,000 sqm) may be developed as residential plots.
The new policy will benefit nearly 2,400 farmhouses in areas such as Mehrauli, Neb Sarai, Chhatarpur and Rangpuri.
As per the policy, owners of farm houses will be required to cede land for infrastructure projects such as construction of roads.
A meeting of the DDA board, presided over by Lt Governor Tejendra Khanna, has also given in principal approval of a policy on public private partnership in pooling and development of land.
The land pooling policy will replace the present model of acquiring land by DDA.
It will allow private players to be involved in the development process.
member Naseeb Singh said the DDA will invite public suggestions and objections on the policy before implementing the scheme.
First Published: Friday, March 22, 2013, 22:21