Strategy for New Housing Areas by MPD – 2021

Date: 3rd September, 2013
Gloria Ganguly

Ensuring shelter for all has been the policy of MPD -2021. The main motto is to ensure effective housing and shelter options for all citizens either on rental or ownership basis. The assumptions regarding the extent of housing that could be met by Redevelopment of the existing areas actually materialize; there would still be a need for the development of housing to the extent of at least 75,000 DUs per year in different categories. This means that specific plans would have to be evolved by DDA with the approval of the Competent Authority and action is taken with reference to the following:

  • Determining of the area required;
  • Identification of the areas for housing development and urbanization;
  • Developing the pattern and norms for new housing development;
  • Private and Public Sectors role are to be developed in this process.

More than 50% of the new housing would be in the form of one and two room units with average plinth area of about 25 sq.m. to 40 sq.m. has been indicated. The average plinth area per house to be achieved in various neighbourhoods will also depend on composition of various income groups to be accommodated in the composite housing schemes.

The policy should indicate that LIG and EWS houses after construction by a private group shall be handed over to the nodal agency or agencies and should be allotted to eligible beneficiaries.

Mr. Ajay Dabas of Certes Realty affirms that the new housing developed through the aforementioned methods should be based on a composite area basis and should cater to the special needs of handicapped, single occupants and elderly people. The land required to be developed in new housing will be to the tune of around 450-500 ha per annum as the aspects and planning norms indicate.

 

 

 

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