The Delhi Development Authority on Friday approved a policy for purchase of private land through negotiations. The regulations for making the land pooling policy operational were also approved by Lieutenant-Governor Najeeb Jung, who is also the chairperson of DDA, at an authority meeting on Friday.
A DDA spokesperson said land acquisition under the New Land Acquisition Act has become cumbersome and time-consuming. Many infrastructure and housing projects have been held up because the DDA was not able to acquire land.
“The DDA has approved a policy for purchase of private land through negotiations. This policy has been formulated on the pattern followed by the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation. A two-tier committee, comprising senior DDA officials and the vice chairperson, will be set up for conducting the negotiations,” the official said.
According to Delhi Master Plan 2021, the DDA has been mandated to undertake urbanisation of an area of about 24,000 hectare through land pooling policy. The policy was notified by the government in September 2013 and is applicable in South, West and Northwest areas of Delhi.
“The DDA in its meeting on Friday approved the regulations for making land pooling policy operational. The policy envisages public-private partnership in land assembly and development. This policy will enable urban development in a speedy way and the role of the DDA will be of a facilitator,” the official said.
A DDA statement said the regulations for this policy have been worked out in consultation with the stakeholders, including the general public.
Source: Indian Express
Dated: 8th November 2014
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