Narela is the third mega sub-city project of DDA in the urban extension. As planned the sub-city would be an unique conglomeration of diverse activities – affordable, functional, environmentally sustainable, recreationally adequate and aesthetically pleasing and truly.

The planned destination for Future.

Project Concept

  • Total project area of 9866 ha.
  • Area for Urban Development is 7365 ha.
  • And the rest 2501 ha is planned for green belt.
  • The proposed population is planned million-plus.
  • The existing railway line has been proposed as the major mass transit movement corridor for the project.
  • The residential areas are proposed to be located on both sides of the railway line within a distance of 3-4 Kms.
  • An integrated system of green linkages and circulation network will connect residential areas with work centres and various social cultural facilities.
  • The Integrated Freight complex (IFC) covering an area of 392 ha accommodates the wholesale trade, district centre, metropolitan transport centre and an ISBT, which form the focal point of the project. The project area also contains Narela Udyog Vihar (247 ha) which is already existing.
  • Another major industrial area is proposed at Bawana accommodating 20000 industrial plots.

Land Use

  • The land use plan of the sub-city is based within the framework of urban extension plan, its existing and proposed circulation system and the residential density pattern to be followed by the various residential pockets.
  • The sub-city is planned with the provision of major specialized activities such as Integrated Freight Complex, Metropolitan Passenger Terminal, including an ISBT, social infrastructure facilities etc.
  • A broad land use plan has been evolved by judicious exploitation of the existing landscape elements, physical planning deterrents and environmental considerations of the surrounding vicinity, which can be classified under the following use zones:


Residential 42.98%
Commercial 5.30%
Public & Semi Public facilities 11.88%
Manufacturing 6.56%
Utility 4.48%
Government 0.21%
Recreational 13.98%
Transportation 14.66%


  • The sub-city provides housing accommodation to about 2.7 lakh households of all income groups of the society.
  • It is proposed to have differential residential density alongwith emphasis on public, co-operative and private sectors.
  • Housing typology includes the following:
    • Co-operative Group Housing Societies
    • DDA Housing (Built up flats/expandable housing)
    • Janta Housing
    • Institutional Housing for Govt. employees
    • Resettlement of squatters
  • Plots for alternative allotments/auction.
  • The DDA has adopted a new concept called “incremental housing”. The concept provides for immediate space for the habitation along with services and allows the individual family to expand the house as and when the need arises for the same. An EWS family which gets initially 21 sq.mts. built up space can expand their houses vertically to get a total floor space of about 50 sq.mts.
  • Moreover, to attract the entrepreneurs, business groups, and others (NRIs, etc.), DDA is planning a number of large plotted residential schemes which will act as a value addition component of the sub-city.


  • The residential development envisages a series of neighbourhood modules each consisting of 15,000-18,000 population, grouped around a facility corridor/centre of parks, playground, Sr. secondary schools, primary schools and other social amenities.
  • The residential neighbourhood is further divided into four residential clusters.
  • Each cluster has a system of pedestrian linkages connecting to the facility centers of the neighbourhood.
  • Four to five neighbourhoods comprising of 75,000-90,000 population form a residential community with its own centre for economic and socio-cultural activities.
  • A large park and the playfield along with community centre forms a nucleus of the community.
  • This nucleus is accessible by a system of pedestrian linkages and cycle tracks.
  • Each residential community is served by arterial roads of varying widths from 40 mt. to 60 mt.
  • It is proposed to have a composite mixture of various socio-economic groups in all the residential communities.

Social Infrastructure

  • Narela sub-city is planned with liberal and quality socio-cultural facilities and services which enrich the quality of living.
  • Clusters of such facilities are grouped within the facility centers/areas which are identified at 21 locations in varying sizes to cater to the general/specialized need of the public.
  • Facilities under health ranges from dispensaries to general hospitals, educational institutes encompass from nursery schools to university campus.
  • In addition, community facilities such as telephone exchange, bus depot, fire station, police station, etc. are provided at suitable locations.
  • A National Science Park of 4 ha has also been proposed near Kuraini as a major component to strengthen the overall attractiveness of the sub-city.

Open Spaces and Green Linkages

  • The overall concept evolves to form a landscape with distinctive visual quality.
  • Which fulfils the required recreational functions, helps to maintain ecological balance and imparts a sense of place to the sub-city.
  • Attempt is made to explore the potential of existing landscape feature such as natural drainage channels, forest cover/plantation, etc. as well as other topographic assets and make best use to it in an integrated manner.
  • Open spaces provide a linkage to the whole development for which a hierarchy has been evolved.
  • The distribution of open spaces from the cluster, neighborhood to the community and district level establishes a cohesive interlink between them.


  • The circulation system within the sub-city is primarily based on road based transportation system with a rail corridor for intra urban movements.
  • The strengthening of the rail network supported by MRTS, would provide mass rapid transit corridor to the sub-city from the mother city.
  • A directional rail terminal is proposed to be developed in the Narela Sub-city at Holambi Kalan.
  • The basic road network has been planned with a hierarchy of 100 mt., 80 mt., 60mt. and 40 mt. R/W roads.
  • The 80 mt. road with either side green belt is connecting the Narela sub-city with Rohini Project area, while the 100 mt. R/W road along with green belt on both sides is linking Dwarka Sub-city through Rohini. As per requirements, 3 bus terminals and 6 bus depots have been planned, which will be developed in a phased manner commensurating with the city growth.


  • About 1000 ha land already acquired.
  • More than 8000 residential flats of different categories have been constructed.
  • About 1000 flats allotted to Delhi Police.
  • About 900 plots of different sizes have been developed for alternative allotment/auction.
  • Facility sites provided in Sector A7 & A8.
  • IAMR complex of Planning Commission, GOI in 16 acres plot in Sector A7 functional.
  • 200 bedded Raja Harish Chander Govt. Hospital in Sector A7 completed.
  • Recreational club site has been proposed for development in sector A7.
  • Land allotted for DTC terminal.
  • Land allotted for Fire station.
  • Land for 80 m and 100 m roads from G.T. Karnal road (NH – 1) to Bawana industrial area has been acquired.
  • Land proposed for National Science Park.

Land for Integrated Freight Complex has been acquired.


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