Delhi Master Plan 2021 has been created for Delhi. Delhi, officially the National Capital Territory of Delhi or NCT, is a city and a union territory of India. It is bordered by Haryana on three sides and by Uttar Pradesh to the east. The NCT covers an area of 1,484 square kilometers (573 sq mi). According to 2011 census, Delhi’s city population was about 11 million the second highest in India after Mumbai, while the whole NCT population was about 16.8 million. Delhi’s urban area is now considered to extend beyond the NCT boundary to include an estimated population of over 26 million people making it the world’s second largest urban area. As of 2016 recent estimates of the metro economy of its urban area have ranked Delhi either the top or second most productive metro area of India. Delhi is the second wealthiest city after Mumbai in India, with a total wealth of $450 billion and home to 18 billionaires and 23,000 millionaires.
Vision of Delhi Master Plan 2021
Vision of Delhi Master Plan 2021 is to make Delhi a global metropolis and a world-class city, where all the people would be engaged in productive work with a better quality of life, living in a sustainable environment. This will, amongst other things, necessitate planning and action to meet the challenge of population growth and in-migration into Delhi, provision of adequate housing, particularly for the weaker sections of the society, addressing the problems of small enterprises, particularly in the unorganised informal sector, dealing with the issue of slums, up-gradation of old and dilapidated areas of the city, provision of adequate infrastructure services, conservation of the environment, preservation of Delhi’s heritage and blending it with the new and complex modern patterns of development and doing all this within a framework of sustainable development, public private and community participation and a spirit of ownership and a sense of belonging among its citizens. The Master Plan envisages vision and policy guidelines for the perspective period up to 2021. It is proposed that the Plan be reviewed at five yearly intervals to keep pace with the fast changing requirements of the society.
Objectives of Delhi Master Plan 2021
The Master Plan incorporates several innovations for the development of the National Capital. A critical reform has been envisaged in the prevailing land policy and facilitating public-private partnerships. Together with planned development of new areas, a major focus has been on incentivizing the recycling of old, dilapidated areas for their rejuvenation. The Plan contemplates a mechanism for the restructuring of the city based on mass transport. The Perspective Plans of physical infrastructure prepared by the concerned service agencies should help in better coordination and augmentation of the services.