DDA Open Up Several Land Parcels In Industrial Estates For Group Housing
In a move that will open up several patches of unused prime land parcels in industrial estates, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has notified conversion charges for developing group housing, commercial and institutional activities, including hospitals, on such plots.
Though the authority had decided to allow such conversion way back in 2013 for optimum utilisation of idle land, the policy did not take off since DDA did not notify the charges the landowners needed to pay to change land use from industrial to residential, commercial or institutional. Now, with the rates notified, people can apply for land use change and start the projects, housing and urban affairs secretary said on Thursday.
He said the Master Plan had permitted residential use (group housing) on industrial land with a minimum area of 3,000 sq metres. He said conversion charges were based on circle rates of adjoining residential areas.
Conversion charges for permitting ‘residential (group housing)’ use varies from Rs 14,328 to Rs 24,777 per sqm and additional FAR (floor-area ratio) charges have been fixed from Rs 3,039 to Rs 7,597 per sqm in various industrial areas, the ministry said in a statement.
The DDA also issued a notification to enable planned development of privately owned land spread across Delhi, including in upscale New Friends Colony, Maharani Bagh and Mohan Industrial Estate.
The policy will be applicable for private land pockets that could not be acquired or the ones whose acquisition proceedings were quashed by courts. Development on privately owned land shall be in consonance with the land use as notified in the prevailing master/zonal plan or land use/use premises mentioned in approved layout plans/schemes, the government said. Landowners with pre-1962 Master Plan activities can choose to continue with the same activity too.
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