DDA inviting news on the policy for farmhouses

By Accommodation Times Bureau

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will now start inviting objections, suggestions for the farm houses policy from next week. The documents states that, public will have 90 days to respond to the proposal of regularizing over 2,700 farmhouses in the city by re-designing and labeling them as ‘’country homes’’.

After objections and suggestions the board of inquiry will examine the proposal and returned to DDA, which will again send it to the urban development ministry for final statement. This process will likely to take four to six months. The proposal was in line for years got approved by DDA in early August. Farmhouse owners will now have to pay hefty charges to legalize their properties, but the charges is yet to be decided. The policy document tabled before DDA states: “All existing farmhouses in the proposed urban extension area that had come up prior to February 7, 2007 and also those where sanctions had been sought prior to February 7, 2007 but accorded later than that date by the regulatory authority shall be regularized as country homes”.

The increased floor area ratio for motels from 15 to 175 is also passed in the gazette. Motel owners will have twelve fold expansion with increased FAR.

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