Master plan 2021- An Overview
Delhi Master plan-2021 was drafted in end
2005 and exactly a year after the draft plan was announced,
the Master plan is finally tabled. The implementation of the
Master Plan of Delhi 2021 was discussed by the Delhi Cabinet
on December 27. And the DDA Board has extended the date of
passing the plan till January 6, 2007 and efforts are on to
notify it before January 31, 2007.
The Delhi Master Plan - 2021 for the development
of Delhi envisages opening up of 27,000 hectares for urban
development till 2021 with a requirement of 2.4 million dwelling
units. But the Master Plan cautions that the existing residential
areas would accommodate about 153 lakhs population after being
fully redeveloped; but there are uncertainties when the city
population increases to 230 lakhs.
In view of the limited geographical area of Delhi, Master
Plan Delhi-2021 (MPD-2021) has adopted a three-step strategy
to accommodate the projected population of 230 lakhs by year
The strategies are:
- To encourage population shift to NCR towns
- To increase the population-holding capacity of a given
area through redevelopment
- Extension of present urban limits
Urban extension: The Master Plan points
out that the remaining population out of the 230 lakhs (153
lakhs to be accommodated through redevelopment), 29 lakhs
exists in villages, unauthorized colonies and clusters. The
remaining 48 lakhs now need to be accommodated in urban extensions.
Sixty percent of the housing needs of the city as urban extensions
would from now on come up in MPD identified various zones
in north Delhi, northwest Delhi, Narela and NCR cities.
These urban extensions would have planned development with
Residential purposes: 45-55 percent land
Commercial purposes: 3-4 percent
Industrial purposes: 4-5 percent
Green belt and recreational facilities: 15-20 percent
Roads: 10-12 percent
Re-development: The MPD-2021 is considering
the pooling of properties for planning purposes. This means
that people can pool in their properties and construct a multi
storied housing complex. It would also enhance the Floor Area
Ratio (FAR), or the amount of permitted construction for specific
redevelopment area. The cluster block should be a minimum
of 3000 sq.m and a minimum of 30 per cent area reserved for
common facilities. This would be permitted in all areas, except
Lutyen's Bungalow Zone.
Extension of present urban limits: This
can be done by formulating a five-tier system of commercial
areas in Delhi.
- Firstly, the Metropolitan City Centre which pertains
to the already developed Central Business Districts (CBD)
like Connaught Place and its extensions, Walled city and
its extensions and Karol Bagh area. They would be developed
as major attractions of the city.
- Secondly, district centers like Nehru Place, Rajendra
Place, Saket etc. would serve a population of about 5 lakhs.
- Thirdly, the community centers could serve a population
of 1 lakh and then the Local Shopping Centres to serve a
population of about 10 thousand.
- Lastly, are the convenience shopping centers which can
serve a population of about 5000. The areas already built
would be developed and those which haven't been built so
far would be done now
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