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DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities

DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities
 

New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will float the tenders for developing three integrated sub-cities in Dwarka, Narela and Rohini next month and the work for Yamuna river front development will start by October 2.
 

TIMELINE FOR DDA
  • Invite bids for integrated cities aT Dwarka, Narela & Rohini in Aug.
  • Start Yamuna bank development work along with Old Railway Bridge-ITO barrage by October 2
  • IGI-CP road to be developed by March 2020, drawings to be approved by Dec.

The housing and urban affairs (HUA) ministry set these timelines for DDA on Friday. It was also decided that all the three sub-cities will have the features of smart cities including round the clock water and electricity supply, 100% treatment of both solid and liquid waste, rainwater harvesting and smart lighting, toname a few. These sub-cities would be developed better than any city developed by private players in the National Capital Region, sources said.

“DDA will invite bids in the second week of August. The authority has proposed to develop integrated cities with smart features on available vacant lands at Dwarka (200 hectares), Narela (218 hectares),”a HUA ministry official said. He added that the developers will be selected by October. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by HUA secretary Durga Shanker Mishra and DDA vice-chairman Uday Pratap Singh besides other senior officials.

DDA has assured the ministry to start Yamuna bank development works over 500 acres along Old Railway Bridge-ITO barrage stretch October 2. It wad also decided that the road between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Connaught Place will be developed to global standards by March 2020. Final drawings for this will be approved by December. One of the four alignments proposed by the consultant will finalised early next month.

Source        : The Times of India
Date           : July 23rd, 20176 

Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas

Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal has bypassed the Arvind Kejriwal government and notified 89 villages as urban areas. This will pave the way for land pooling, which would make around 40,000 acres of land available for development.
 

The proposal to allow land pooling is almost a decade old. Delhi Development Athority has notified the policy in June 2015. But it could not be implemented as the state government refused to change the land use of the villages’ agricultural land.
 

To change the land use, first step was to change the character of villages from rural to urban area, which was notified on Tuesday. In the second step, the agricultural land of the farmers of the villages will be declared as “development area”. After this, farmers can give land to DDA for land pooling.


 Under proposed land pooling facility, if someone gives over 20 hectares to DDA, it will return 60% after developing it
 For less than 20 hectares, DDA will return 40% of the land
 DDA will develop common facilities like Road, sewer, water supply and other facilities on the rest of the land
 DDA will meet the cost of development by selling the developed land left with it to developers or end-users
 About 40,000 acres of land- the total size of Noida - is expected to become available for development
 This can provide housing for over 25 lakh and may lead to correction in NCR reality prices

 

This is expected to lead to pooling of around 40,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Delhi, which is the size of the industrial and residential area in Noida combined.


Under the proposed policy, if a farmer or a group of farmers gives more than 20 hectares (50 acres) of land to DDA, the authority will return 60% of the land after developing it. On the rest of the land, DDA will provide common facilities like road, sewer, water supply and other basic amenities.

 

Source: The Times Of India

 Date: May 18th, 2017

Finally, Land-Pooling Policy comes through.

Finally, Land-Pooling Policy comes through.

The Delhi state government has gone on overdrive and decided to notify land around 89 villages as “development areas” after Anil Baijal, lieutenant governor, notified on May 16.


Baijal’s notification of 89 villages as urban areas was the first of two steps necessary to start land pooling in Delhi. DDA, which is responsible for the development of urban areas, notified the policy in June 2015. However, the land of the rural areas remained agriculture and to change the land use, the first step was to change the character of the villages-from aural to urban.
On May 16, Baijal notified the decision to change the character of these villages.


In the second step, the agriculture land of the farmers of the villages will be declared as “ development area” under section 12 of the DDA Act. All the land, outside the “lal dora”-area demarcated for village residential areas-will be declared “urban development areas”. After this the land use will automatically become non agriculture.


Once this is over, DDA can operationalize the land pooling policy(LPP). Under the policy, farmer can give land to DDA for land pooling and if a farmer or a group of farmers give more than 20 hectares (50 acres) to DDA, the authority will return 60% of the land after developing it. DDA will return only 48% of the land for land pooling lower than 20 hectares. DDA will develop physical infrastructural facilities like roads, sewers, water supply lines, parks and playgrounds etc, along with social infrastructure like schools, hospitals, post offices, and police stations upon the land it retains.


Besides, DDA will also meet the cost of development by selling the developed land left with it to developers or end users. The land given back to the original owners by DDA, too, can be used for housing or any other commercial purpose.


The union government is keen to expedite the whole process of land pooling, so that development activities can be accelerated in Delhi, as this will attract huge private investments into the area.


Only DDA is authorized to carry on real estate development in Delhi, which effected the pace and quality of development in the state. But, under the land-pooling policy, landowners can rope in private parties to develop housing project on the land returned to them by DDA, Under the new master plan, DDA will also allow the development at floor area ratio(FAR) of 4-the ratio of built-up area to the land area-which is now around 2.5 to 3.


As private developers would be roped in, high-quality residential and commercial units are likely to be developed. A DDA official also said that a large portion of the area will be earmarked for affordable housing.

Source : The Times of India
Date : May 20th 2017