- The MPD-1962 was prepared with a perspective of 20 years i.e. upto 1981. Based on the experience of the plan and to cater to the increasing population & changing requirements of the city upto year 2001, extensive modifications to MPD-1962 were made under Section 11-A of the DD Act and the Master Plan for Delhi – 2001 was prepared by inhouse professionals of DDA.
- The modified plan, MPD-2001 was approved by the GOI and promulgated on 1-8-90.
- Delhi to be planned as an integral part of its region
- Ecological balance to be maintained.
- The central city area to be treated as “Special Area”.
- Urban heritage of Delhi to be conserved.
- The city center to be decentralized.
- The urban development to be low rise-high density.
- Urban development to be hierarchical.
- The Master Plan of Delhi – 2001 projected population of 128 lacs.
- The plan proposed urbanization of further 18000 – 24000 ha. to accomodate the additional population in urban extension areas like Dwarka, Rohini and Narela sub cities.
- In addition to above the holding capacity of MPD 1962 urban area was increased through the process of low rise high density development.
- The central city area (walled city and its extension and Karol Bagh) to be treated as special areas with appropriate regulations.
- The city center to be decentralized, development of district centers, frieght complexes and directional terminals etc.
- Mass Transportation System to be Multi Modal e.g. MRTS, Ring Rail and Road based public transportation system.
- Urban development to be hierarchical containing essential facilities e.g. housing clusters, housing area, neighborhood, community and district.
In addition, MPD-2001 introduced the following new concepts for further detailing at Zonal Plan Level.
- Mixed Use
- Urban Design & Policy on Tall Buildings
- Heritage Conservation
- Wider variety of housing types.
- Development of new urban integration projects such as Rohini, Dwarka and Narela.
- Shelter facilities to over 10.0 lakh families.
- About 2.8 lakh squatters families provided accommodation.
- 21 districts centers planned.
- About 2600 ha industrial area developed.
- MRTS network planned to bring much needed connectivity.
- About 5000 ha area under greens developed at various levels.
- Land fill sites converted into large greens such as Indraprastha Park.
- 14 sports centers developed for variety of sports activities.
- Effective development of NCR to contain the rapid population growth was proposed.
- Restricted mixed use was permitted.
- Selective densificaion of urban areas except Lutyens Bungalow Zone.
- Detailed industrial policy and parameters prescribed keeping in view of NCR framework.