By Accommodation Times News Service
The Delhi Government has led out its helping hands TO Union Urban Development to push the vertical growth, the Centre has said to give the adequate funds to it for enhancing the existing infrastructure i.
The Delhi Urban Development Minister Arvinder Singh Lovely said basic services like drainage, water supply and power distribution network will have to be strengthened if vertical expansion in the city is allowed. Adding further he said, we absolutely have no problem with vertical expansion of Delhi. But when approval is given to high-rises, then we will have to strengthen existing infrastructure like sewage network, water distribution system and power transmission. The Centre will have to provide Delhi government funds for enhancing the infrastructure. Vertical growth will also address the problem of shortage of housing in the city and insisted that sincere efforts must be made to ensure optimum use of land resource.
The Urban Development Ministry is currently in the process of reviewing the Master Plan of Delhi 2021 and is expected to finalize a no of growth.
FAR is the ratio of the total floor area of a building to the plot area. “We must ensure optimum use of scarce land resources. I think vertical growth will address the problem of housing shortage also,” said Lovely. Senior officials in the Delhi government said the Urban Development Ministry as well as Delhi Development Authority has given enough indication of increasing the FAR.
The Delhi Development Authority in March had approved the long-awaited land pooling policy. It allows developers or land owners to pool in land for constructing residential blocks. The Delhi government’s decisions yesterday to extend Lal Dora to 360 more villages and easing restriction on use of agriculture land for construction are also aimed at encouraging private developers to construct residential units.