The process of reviewing Delhi Master Plan (MPD) 2021 is expected to be wrapped up by the end of this year,with over 100 modifications,Delhi Development Authority officials said on Saturday. According to DDA,89 modifications have either been finalised or are being processed.
After due process according to the Delhi Development (DD) Act for amendment of MPD,a total of 25 modifications have been forwarded to the Ministry of Urban Development for final notification and about 64 are being processed further. A new chapter in the MPD-2021 is being added on transit-oriented development and the chapter on environment is also being re-drafted, a DDA official said.
Apart from these modifications,the policies for motels,multi-disciplinary clinics for persons with learning disability and farmhouses in Delhi have also been processed. The policies for temporary cinemas,modifications in floor area ratio and ground coverage in hospitals and public-private participation in land assembly development have been processed and are at various stages of finalisation. Some of these,such as policies for motels and farmhouses have already been notified.
With emphasis on public participation in the Master Plan review process,a total of 4,294 suggestions were received from people. Discussions were held in six open houses. About 2,310 suggestions have been discussed in management actions group and an additional 709 are in the process of being discussed. As many as 991 suggestions werent related to Master Plan and 293 were related to local bodies. These have been forwarded for further action, a DDA official said.
The relevant suggestions were discussed in 39 meetings of various management action groups and their recommendations were put up in the nine meetings of the advisory group headed by the Lieutenant-Governor. Modifications recommended by the advisory group are placed before the DDA for further processing,under Section 11A of the DD Act.
A website is being developed where all suggestions will be mentioned and their status,with regard to whether these will be implemented,will be updated. Orders for the development of the same have already been placed. All suggestion will be uploaded on the website,through which public can identify the status of the suggestion made by them, a DDA official said.
25 modifications finalised
64 modifications being processed
4,294 suggestions received from the public
2,310 suggestions discussed
293 suggestions sent to local bodies
991 unrelated suggestions