Salient Features of Delhi’s Land Pooling Policy | Part 2

Posted on: October 31, 2016 at 12:44 pm, in

After discussing out on what and why of Delhi’s Land Pooling Policy and Country Homes / LDRA, we will move on to the next and the most important section of the policy’s R-zone, i.e., High Density development.

The Policy will be bringing all this land under one umbrella after converting it from its current Agricultural status to R-zone. This will comprise of High Density areas which should get to see high-rises and Low density residential areas also known as country homes.

In this section we will be discussing about the former one.

R-Zone: High Density Residential Area

The policy is based on a new concept of land aggregation against the traditional practice of land acquisition by the government(s) for undertaking large scale residential/commercial projects.

Under this, DDA will be undertaking urbanization of around 24,000 hectares of publicly owned land through land pooling to accommodate a population of around 50 Lakh in outer Delhi zones, namely, P-II, L, N etc.

Key Points: R-Zone – High Density – DDA’s Land pooling Policy

  • Anyone (Societies/Builders/Farmers) with over 2 hectares (5 acres) of land can participate in the Land Pooling and will be considered as Developer Entity (DE) by DDA. They will need to voluntarily contribute their land share to the common pool to be organized by DDA.
  • DDA will return consolidated land to the DE after retaining their share for infrastructure development. Developer Entity, pooling land over 2 Hectares (5 acres) and below 20 Ha (50 acres) will receive 48% land back from DDA. The ones contributing over 20 Ha (50 acres) will get 60% share. The consolidated land piece within the same zone will be returned within 5 km radius of the land holding.
  • While DDA will limit itself to external development, for which it might charge some External Development charges too, internal development will be planned and carried out by the DE.
  • DE will also be responsible for development of EWS units, for which it will receive additional FAR of 15%. They will need to pass half of the units to DDA at a pre-decided cost and they will be free to sell remaining 50% of them at market price.
  • DE will be expected to complete the construction for their land share within a stipulated period of time which will vary for the ones falling in under 50 acres bracket and the ones contributing over 50 acres to the land pool.
  • While DDA is expected to do time bound infrastructure development, such as, water supply, transportation, drainage, sewerage etc, DE will take care of internal roads, sewerage, rain water harvesting along with construction of units for their land share.

The policy aims at providing affordable housing to people and covers the huge gap between demand and supply

It is expected to deliver close to Seven hundred thousand of EWS flats for the poor and can help Delhi become slum free to a large extent.

Land Pooling Policy is expected to have an enormous impact on the residential as well as commercial real estate market in and around Delhi.

Though the Delhi govt has given a in-principle nod to the policy but once it puts its physical impression on it for approval, dream of millions of people to own a house in the capital’s upcoming smart cities will become a reality.