Delhi govt. wants more norms to be eased for Master Plan

By Accommodation Times News Service

The Delhi Government I seeking relaxation in Master Plan 2021 and building control norms so that regularization becomes possible for the 1,639 colonies that do not meet town planning and fire safety criteria. The govt. wants to deliver its promise to residents of unauthorized colonies.

The state’s urban development department has sought relaxations in MPD-2021 in an official mail to the union urban development ministry to enable the regularization. The letter from the Delhi department has written how state wants changes in the norms under MPD 2021 to facilitate the making of layout plans by the municipal corporation in colonies which fail to qualify as per current norms.

The state informs that local bodies are of the view there is a marked change in the number of plots submitted by RWAs at the time of application in 2007-08 when compared to the present ground reality. The boundaries for these colonies have been fixed based on aerial survey images and 50% built-up area.

In view of this the department has now suggested to the ministry that the only way forward could be regularize the colony on as in where is basis by relaxing MPD-2021 and building control norms subject to certification of structural safety by a qualified architect or engineer.

To justify the relaxation the department says that the norms of MPD 2021 may be made applicable to unauthorized colonies while undertaking the incentivized redevelopment.

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