By Nancy Singh
Many a things about the Delhi masterplan, and the pace at which it is evolving goes unnoticed.
In the past week or so, there have been affirmative reports about fast paced developments, on the policy notification, of the MPD 2021.
For those who haven’t travelled on the NH-10 for some time, this is the time to actually go towards Bahadurgarh, from the Peera Garhi chowk, ad take a rain check. As you hit Mundka, from nowhere, a humongous development of the Delhi Metro (DMRC) is visible. We are given to understand that this might be a big MRO centre for the Metro, and that progressively, more than 5000 resources would be working out of the Mundka centre.
This particular DMRC hub is adjoining the proposed 100 meter road, which originates from beyond the NH-1 and connects 4 national Highways. The Metro hub is supposedly being developed as a one of its kind in the South Asia region.
There is fresh news that DMRC has awarded the contract for development of housing, for its employees, within the Mundka land. It is supposed to be a beginning with about 1.30 lakh sq. Feet of housing development for the employees. Per the developer press release, the structure is likely to be Ground + 7 floors structure, and is likely to be completed within about 15 months. This would kick off fresh demand for housing under zone ‘N’ from the other employees working, in and around the vicinity.
The other recent notification being the conversion of 25 acres of Land under sector 36 of Rohini, from ‘Recreational’ to ‘Transportation’. Per sources contacted by us, it is understood that the Lieutenant Governor has already sanctioned approval for the conversion. This should pave the way for the accelerated development of the Heliport project, slated to be completed by the common-wealth games 2010. This project too is close to the 100 meter road connecting the 4 NHs. This should give a big leg up to the proposed developments under zone N of the MPD 2021.
The other good news that many a well wishers of Delhi await is the positive announcements regarding the Mini India project, under Village Kanjhawla. That would send a wave of positive energy through the entire area from Narela to Rohini to Najafgarh.
The paced at which notifications have been rolling out, we believe the means would definitely leads towards a very satisfactory MPD 2021 roll-out.