DDA’s master plan review to get complete by mid-2013

By Accommodation Times News Service

The December deadline though has got completed of the Master Plan 2021 review by a month, but still DDA is hopeful of completing it by June or July 2013. Union Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath had indicated last year that the mid-term review would be completed by the end of this year. Each amendment in the master plan had to go through a number of procedures like the board of inquiry and authority meetings besides giving the public three months for filing objections/ suggestions which takes a lot of time and hence December 2012 deadline becomes unrealistic. One of the official said that January 2013, only 23 amendments have been finalized another 21 have been placed before the public. Later it will be taken up by DDA then sent to the ministry for final notification.

The final amendments stress on group housing and development norms for construction of multi-storey flats in planned areas. It has been proposed that in residential group housing societies the present area of 400 sq m be increased to 1,200 sq m free from current floor-area ratio (FAR) restrictions to accommodate areas like libraries, recreational hall etc.

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