DDA de-notifies several areas of South, East Delhi
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Last Updated: Monday, October 12, 2009, 23:03
New Delhi: The Delhi Development Authority today decided to denotify several areas of South West and East Delhi, paving the way for MCD and other agencies of the city government to provide civic facilities in these localities.

The decision to denotify colonies like Masoodpur, Mahipalpur, Mehrauli, Vasant Kunj Enclave and other Laldora colonies under development area 176 in the South-West zone was taken at a meeting chaired by Lt Governor Tejinder Khanna.

The denotification of this area means that MCD will immediately take over control of building activities as per building byelaws and provisions of Municipal Corporation Act will apply in the area, a DDA spokesperson said.

Similarly, denotification of development area 18, 74, 100 and 181 in the east zone which includes areas such as Yamuna Marginal Bund, Gazipur, Hasanpur, Mandawali Fazalpur, Shakarpur, Gharoda Neem Ka Bangar, Shahdara, Chiraga Mondli, Dallupura, Chilla Saroda Bangar was also approved.

The proposal to denotify these areas was adopted as they have remained undeveloped for a very long time despite being declared development area, the spokesperson said.

There has also been a persistent demand from various quarters to denotify these areas as the ground reality has changed and these areas had become almost fully developed.

The meeting also decided to introduce new norms for development of unplanned areas like slum, villages and Jhuggi Jhonpri resettlement colonies.

As per the new norms, redevelopment can take place on a minimum plot size of 2,000 sqms facing a minimum road width of nine meters with a density of 600 residential units per hectare.

For planned areas, it has been proposed that influence zone along the MRTS (mass rapid transit system) corridors and sub-zones on the basis of physical features such as metro, roads, drains, high tension lines etc should be identified and the redevelopment plans should be approved in two stages.

It also relaxed norms of floor area ratio on these redeveloped residential areas.

The board decided that planning permission be given for area around four hectares if approved layout plan/ redevelopment plan does not exist.

In this, clusters block for minimum area of 3,000 sqms (after land pooling by owners and individual) so as to provide minimum 30 per cent area as common greens beside circulation and other facilities would be provided.

As per these guidelines, permission for redevelopment in residential areas shall not be general to the plots and buildings falling under residential areas but shall be case- specific.

Development charges, increased FAR (floor area ratio) charges and land use conversion charges as decided by the government from time to time shall be payable by the applicant.

Relaxing existing norms, the meeting also decided to give jobs to 301 dependents of deceased DDA employees. As per norms, only five per cent jobs are reserved for appointment under this category.

This decision will bring relief to a number of families waiting for appointment on compassionate ground since the year 1996.

A proposal for relaxation of service period from existing eight years to five years for promotion from head security guard to assistant security guard was approved.

Bureau Report

First Published: Monday, October 12, 2009, 23:03

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