With the aim of improving the functioning of Delhi Development Authority (DDA),a study is being carried out to identify shortcomings of the agency and to see whether it should be transformed into a planning body,Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung said on Wednesday. A new website of the L-Gs office was also launched by Jung on Wednesday.
There were high expectations from DDA when it was formed some 60 years ago. It was anticipated that the agency would resolve several land issues. However,over time,shortcomings in the functioning of the organisation have crept in, Jung said.
While every citizen is entitled to move freely across the country,it is the governments duty to provide facilities to all. Now the time has come to take a re-look, he said. The population of Delhi is 1.5 crore,if Noida and Gurgaon are included,Jung said.
Jung said it was wrong to say that the NCR Planning Board had not been effective. Every institution has its limitations, he said. The board was formed a decade ago to develop Delhis adjoining areas and decongest the city.