NDMC and Delhi Metro seek change in regulations for development

[] In a bid to develop infrastructure in the national capital, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation and the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, have sought relaxation in building height norms and change in land usage, to construct multi-level parking facilities and to expand the metro network

The NDMC and DMRC have sought changes in norms, regarding parking infrastructure and land use from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) under its budget for the financial year 2017-18.

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While the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has sought relaxation in the height limit for building multi-level parking facilities at a few places, the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has requested the urban body to change the land usage near Netaji Subhash Place in north-west Delhi for its network expansion.

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“A proposal has been placed before the Authority for relaxation in height, for construction of multi-level parking at Sant Nagar, Rani Bagh (plot of 3,950 sq m), from 15 m to non-restricted; near Shiva Market, Pitampura Village (plot of 3,605 sq m), from 15 m to non-restricted; and at Shastri Park, Karol Bagh (plot 4,808.67 sq m), from 15 m to 18.10 m. The relaxation is subject to approvals from the AAI (Airports Authority of India), Delhi Fire Services and other statutory bodies. The provisions of multi-level parking given in the MPD (Master Plan of Delhi) 2021 and unified building bye-laws will be followed,” the DDA said in a statement.

Also, the Delhi Metro has requested for change of land usage measuring 18,452 sq m on permanent basis, near Netaji Subhash Place for construction of a metro station and its entry and exit and traffic circulation facilities for the Mukundpur-Yamuna Vihar corridor under Phase-III (Line-7), the DDA said. The proposal for the change in the land usage, from recreation to transpiration, has been placed before the Authority. However, DMRC shall obtain all necessary clearances from statutory authorities concerned, including environmental ones, as per the policy, the urban body said.

Thirty-five new land development schemes and seven housing and related development works, have been proposed by the DDA in its budget for the financial year 2017-18. The budget has also proposed four new community halls at Rohini and Dwarka and new community centres – one at Rohini and two at Kondli Gharoli.

The budget, along with revised estimates for the last fiscal, was presented before the DDA’s authority, which also took other key decisions.

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The DDA said that while a few portions of the building bye-laws have been modified, several other amendments have been proposed. “The Common Application Form for sanction and Common Occupancy-cum-Completion Request Form, have been finalised in consultation with all stakeholders,” it said.

A new ‘Latent Defects Liability’ clause, for holding the professionals and owners of high-risk buildings having BUA (built-up area) of 20,000 sq m or more, responsible for structural flaws and defects has been incorporated, the statement said.

Meanwhile the Union Ministry of Environment and Forest has inserted a new rule in its EIA (Environmental Impact Assessment) notification 2006. According to this rule, Environmental Clearance has been integrated into the building sanctioning process, for buildings having built up area of upto 1,50,000 sq m, subject to meeting various environmental conditions specified in the notification, it added.

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Debora Berti

Università degli Studi di Firenze, IT

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