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L-G Jung’s first DDA meeting today,land pooling on table

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung,who took charge on July 9,will chair his first Delhi Development Authority (DDA) meeting on Friday

Written by Express News Service | New Delhi | Published: July 26, 2013 1:56:49 am

Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung,who took charge on July 9,will chair his first Delhi Development Authority (DDA) meeting on Friday,issues such as the implementation of the land pooling policy likely to be discussed.

The land pooling policy,DDA plans to roll out by October,aims at involving private parties in planning and developing land pockets into residential and commercial components,something done exclusively by DDA till now.

“Creation of a dedicated unit in the DDA to deal with approvals of land pooling applications is being proposed,besides a single window clearance concept,where all the agencies responsible for giving time-bound clearances will meet regularly as per notified time lines at a designated place,” an official said. Public objections and suggestions on this proposed amendment have already been invited and the policy is likely to be discussed in greater detail during the meeting.

“Land pooling policy will be the main topic of discussion for Friday’s meeting,besides other issues involving land use change and fixation of misuse charges for last year to be paid by shopkeepers,” Rajesh Gehlot,a non-official member of DDA,said.

Meanwhile,Gehlot said a meeting was held on Thursday to discuss how to best allocate funds in the budget. “It was found that DDA’s engineering has not been able to meet their commitment of creating adequate EWS housing in the city,’’ he said.

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