DDA’s online portal for Land Pooling to be launched on Feb 5

Posted on: February 1, 2019 at 9:54 am, in

After approving the land pooling policy in September, last year, DDA is set to launch an online portal for operationalisation and implementation of the policy on 5th of Feb.

Also, a nodal officer has been appointed by DDA for it to coordinate with all service providing agencies, such as, DJB, PWD delhi, Transco etc.

Per officials, ‘integrated sector-based planning approach’ will be followed. A sector of 250 to 300 hectares of land will be eligible to be developed. A minimum of 70% contiguous land within a sector will need to be assembled to participate.

Keeping in line with the goal of ‘ease of doing business’, a single-window system is being created. This will be done to help with the implementation of the policy in DDA. All processes of receiving applications, verifications, grant of approvals and licences, etc., will be completed in a time-bound manner.

A two-stage grievance redressal mechanism has been set within DDA for transparent and people-friendly operationalization and implementation of the policy.

FAR Reduced

Under the policy, the FAR has been reduced to 200 as opposed to initially proposed FAR of 400.

Officials had maintained that reduction in FAR was done keeping in mind the availability of resources and services required for the development of a particular piece of land. The urban body will act as a “facilitator and planner” under the policy. The transfer of land to the DDA, which was proposed earlier, is no longer required.

DDA Vice-Chairman Tarun Kapoor had told The Hindu earlier this month, “The online portal for the land pooling policy is almost ready and trial runs are on currently.”

Also, DDA has initiated formation of an expert panel. Per reports, the panel formation should have completed by now. It will be comprised of town planners, planning and engineering experts etc. This panel will be responsible for drafting a detailed road-map for the policy. Firstly, zonal plans will be created which will be marked with details on land ear-marked for residential development, community halls, park, and parking and on sewerage and water pipe connectivity. The policy will then be carried forward per these details.

Courtesy: Navbharat Times, The Hindu, and other news sources.