The Land pooling Policy in Delhi was on delay from past five years but, it has been approved now by BHP MLA Vijender Gupta. It is expected to meet the housing for approximate 95 lakh people. The Land Pooling Policy was finally approved at the Authority’s board meeting, chaired by the lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on this Friday.
This policy includes new homes at urban extensions in 95 villages which aim to provide reasonable housing in Delhi. It was on delay from the past five years, was approved by the Ministry of Housing on Friday. Also, the policy expected to set off economic expansion and job opportunities for one lakh people. It has heard that 50 percent of the assembled land will be used by the builder for the construction of homes and other infrastructure, and the best part will be utilized for civic bodies to thrive public amenities.
Prior to the execution of the land pooling policy, public notices were published to invite the suggestions, reviews, objections, and observations from the public through the newspaper on Jan 11-12. And, the high response was availed at that time. Also, these suggestions and views were inspected by the board of inquiry and finally the public hearing was held in July. The report was prepared and then discussed on this Friday at the authority’s board meeting.
The Land pooling policy comprises of green areas in total 5 zones which comes under the Delhi Master Plan 2021. Also, the policy allows FAR of 400 as against the present 150 and to offer affordable accommodation, an additional FAR f 15 percent is also permitted. This policy will work great as this is meeting the housing need for about 95 lakh people and it would catalyze social, economic and civic development.
The service like water supply, electricity, green areas, roads including good social infrastructure will cover up under this policy. Also, the new housing under this policy shall follow the green building norms and also building bylaws such as dual pipeline, rainwater harvesting, zero waste technology, use of recycled water, solar power and other renewable energy sources.
Well, the news is great for urban planners but some of them said that the success and development of this policy completely rely on the ability, intent, and pace of its operationalization.