NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority has received more than 300 suggestions and objections to its proposed modifications for Delhi Master Plan 2021. Based on the feedback, DDA is going to hold a public hearing soon on the proposed modifications.
Following the Supreme Court’s directive, DDA had on May 26 put the proposed modifications in the public domain for suggestions and objections. The last date for sending them was till Saturday and DDA has received more than 300 responses, a DDA spokesperson said.
In February, DDA had processed the modifications to provide relief to traders facing the ongoing sealing drive by developing control norms for shop-cum-residence plots. On May 15, the apex court allowed the Centre to proceed with the amendments after inviting objections and suggestions from the public for 15 days and considering the feedback.
“We have received a lot of responses but there was also a lot of duplication. Many people have sent their suggestions through email as well as letters and we had to consolidate the suggestions,” said the DDA spokesperson.
A DDA official said that all these responses have been duly recorded and are being studied to find out the different issues mentioned. “Once the responses are processed, the next step would be to hold a public hearing,” a DDA official said. “We will inform and invite everyone,” he said.
“The public hearing could be carried out in a single day or stretch for a couple of days. This depends on the suggestions and objections we have received and we would not leave any issue untouched that has been raised by the people,” he said. “The public hearing would be divided into different sessions and each session would be conducted for one hour or one-and-a-half-hours. We would invite people in batches of 25 for each session and the public hearing would continue for the entire day,” he said. The public hearing is expected to be held next week.
As per the proposed amendments, there would be a uniform Floor Area Ratio (FAR) for both residential and commercial plots. The permissibility of basement for commercial or professional activities will also be there in shop-cum-residential plots as already applicable for mixed use or commercial streets. Other service professionals like IT professionals, real estate agents, matrimonial services have also been permitted to use basement.
Source: Times Of India
Dated: 10th June 2018