Vinit Wahi / New Delhi
In what can bring about major relief to ongoing traders agitation in Delhi over the sealing issue, a meeting of the Delhi Development Authority held under the chairmanship of Anil Baijal, Lt. Governor, Delhi/Chairman, DDA, today has proposed to provide uniform FAR in shop-cum-residence plots/ complexes at par with the residential plots as given on mixed use street which will depend on size of the plot & subject to availability of parking.
It has been done keeping in mind the ongoing sealing drive which has raised large scale public grievance and is affecting the public order. Shopkeepers & Traders Associations in such areas have been demanding for applicability of residential plotted development control norms for the shop cum residential plots designated as LSCs in the approved Zonal Plans as well other existing shop-cum-residential scheme pre or post 1962.
Also, provisions of parking as per prevailing standards shall be mandatory for approval / sanctioning of any revised plans by the concerned local body in case of shop cum residence plots / shop cum residence plots designated as LSC. Parking shall be calculated as stated for respective category (plot sizes) of residential plot / plotted development.
“The National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions) Second Act – 2011” provides “policy or plan for orderly arrangement regarding schools, dispensaries, religious institutions, cultural institutions, storages, warehouses and godowns used for agricultural inputs or produce (including dairy and poultry) in rural areas built on agricultural land and guidelines for redevelopment for existing Godown clusters (including those for a storages of non- agricultural goods) required to cater to the needs of the peoples of the National Capital Territory of Delhi”.
Based on the above, DDA proposes norms for redevelopment of Godowns clusters existing in non-conforming areas to be inserted as new Para 6.4 in Chapter 6 – Wholesale Trade as a modification to MPD – 2021
Some of the salient features of the proposed policy/ norms for the redevelopment of godown clusters include non-conforming clusters of godowns / warehousing activities of minimum 4 Ha contiguous area and having concentration of more than 55 % plots within the clusters may be considered for redevelopment of area, individual plots which do not form part of any cluster will be governed by the provisions of the Master Plan for Delhi 2021 / Zonal Development Plans, the redevelopment shall be completed within a period of three years from the date of approval of such plans, development control norms for the individual plots within the scheme area incorporating the risk based classification as per Table 3.2 of UBBL 2016.
All these have been approved by the Authority for inviting objections / suggestions from the public under Section 11 (A) of DD Act, 1957.
The Central Government, vide notification dated 31.1.2018 published in Gazette of India (Extraordinary), has modified the Delhi Development (Master Plan & Zonal Development Plan ) Rules, 1959 and has reduced the period of public notice from 45 days to 3 days for inviting suggestions and objections for the purpose of maintenance of public order or in case of any exigency likely to affect the interest of public. The modified rules have come into force w.e.f. 31.1.2018.
Delhi traders observing 48-hr ‘Delhi Trade Bandh’ in protest against sealing
Delhi traders are observing 48-hour ‘Delhi Trade Bandh’ from Friday in protest against the ongoing sealing drive in the national capital. The traders have demanded that the sealing be immediately stopped and the Government bring an amnesty scheme to protect trade.