By Accommodation Times (www.accommodationtimes.com)
New Delhi: Mr. Kamal Nath, Minister of Urban Development has directed DDA to ensure that the review of MPD 2021, which has commenced as per the provisions of Master Plan for Delhi (MPD-2021), has a futuristic vision and follows a participative process.
In order to ensure that the MPD 2021 Review process is well structured and involves the stakeholders, Minister Nath has directed that:
(i) DDA shall create area wise Master Plan review cells. Each Review cell will be headed by an officer of appropriate seniority and shall be responsible for a particular area of Delhi.
(ii) The names of the officers heading the Review Cells, along with their contact details would be made available to the public and other associations in order to facilitate the receipt of representations.
(iii) The public should be encouraged to continue sending their suggestions up to 30 April 2012.
(iv) DDA would hold “Open House” in each of the areas and visit the areas in order to factor in the ground realities.
(V) DDA would create a designated space on their website, where each and every suggestion would be posted.
(VI) Each suggestion and comment received on the Master Plan Review will be given a unique docket number specifying the sender and suggestion. The website should have a search facility, whereby, suggestions on each issue can be easily be located along with the name of the person/organisation making the suggestion.
Kamal Nath has also set up an Apex Committee on the MPD 2021 review. This Apex Committee would formally submit the revised MPD – 2021 for the consideration of the Ministry. The Apex Committee would be under the Chairmanship of Hon’ble LG. The other members of the Apex Committee would include Secretary (Urban Development), Secretary (HUPA) and Chief Secretary, Delhi. The Committee could submit its reports and recommendations as and when finalized for different segments. It is expected that the first report of the Committee will be submitted to the Ministry of Urban Development not later than June 30, 2012.
The Ministry of Urban Development will shortly be giving wide publicity to the above through leading local English and Hindi newspapers containing the website address of DDA, the designated space in the DDA website for uploading suggestions and also the names and contact details of DDA officials in the different areas who may be forwarded the MPD 2021 review suggestions.