Decks cleared for Delhi govt`s industrial estate

The city government`s new industrial estate in Outer Delhi will soon become a reality with MCD finally clearing the decks.

New Delhi: The city government`s new
industrial estate housing around 4,500 enterprises in Outer
Delhi will soon become a reality with Municipal Corporation of
Delhi (MCD) finally clearing the decks for construction of
factories there.

The new industrial estate is coming up in Bhorgarh in
Bawana and 4,472 entrepreneurs running their industrial unit
in non-conforming and residential areas can now set up their
factories, Delhi Industries Minister Ramakant Goswami said in
a statement.

The Delhi State Industrial & Infrastructure Development
Corporation (DSIIDC) completed the development of this
industrial area in 2010 though the plots were allotted to
4,472 entrepreneurs in 2005-06.

"2,900 entrepreneurs had made payment for the plot.
However, they could not construct their factories since MCD
was not approving the building plans pending its approval of
the layout of the industrial area.

"The scheme and the layout plan for the industrial area
were earlier approved by DDA in 2005. We have been pursuing
the matter at the highest level and finally we have got the
layout approval by MCD," Goswami said.

Supreme Court had in 1996 ordered closure of industrial
units functioning from residential and non-conforming areas of
the capital. It had agreed for relocation of industries from
these areas to conforming zones by developing new industrial
areas and flatted factory complexes.

Goswami said the city government developed the new
industrial area in Bhorgarh keeping in mind employment of
workers and other issues. The government also utilised the
existing industrial lands at Narela, Jhilmil, Badli and
Patparganj to relocate the affected industrial units.

The Industries Department has allotted industrial plots
and flatted factories to 22,499 industrial units functioning
in residential and non-conforming areas under the Scheme of
Relocation of the Government of Delhi.

Goswami also announced that the last date for payment by
the remaining entrepreneurs has been extended to February 29.


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