DDA’s new farmhouse policy to provide enhanced built-up area

The new policy on farmhouses will enable construction up to 3,000 sq meters

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) may come up with its new policy on farmhouses by end of this month. The policy providing for enhanced built-up area is awaiting approval of the Union Urban Development Ministry which is likely to be given soon, sources said.

Once approved, notification in this regard will be issued by the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government while it will be the responsibility of the concerned municipal corporations to implement the same.

HOW WILL THE NEW POLICY CHANGE THE STATUS QUO?

“At present, farmhouses which are between 2.5 acres and 5 acres can have constructions only up to 300 sq meters which is very less as compared to the plot size. But the new policy will enable construction up to 3,000 sq meters. As per the policy, once it is notified, the MCD’s will be monitoring the implementation,” said Subhash Arya, Leader of the House in South MCD.

The one-acre farmhouses that come under the Low Density Residential Area can construct three residential units measuring up to 1,200 sq meters.

At present, these plot owners can only construct up to 100 sq meters.

EASE FOR FARMHOUSES UNDER CONSTRUCTION

As per the amendments in policy, farmhouses in which some construction has already taken place and want to construct beyond the available limit will still be able to regularise their property by paying the penalty per sq meter of area beyond the permissible limit.

It would be easy to get the farmhouse construction plan passed by the municipal corporation.

An official explained that if a farmhouse has construction up to 3,000 sq meters and the owner wants to extend it to another 600 sq meters, they will have to pay the penalty to regularise the constructed portion after registering it.

If the farmhouse owners during construction extended till the road, the road would fall under the jurisdiction of the south MCD.

INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE OWNERS OF THE FARMHOUSE

Owners will have to widen the roads as per the policy. The farmhouse will be divided and considered under different floor area ratio. South MCD has passed the plans of 3,000 farmhouses.

Source: Indiatoday
Dated: 16th June 2016

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