DDA slum rehab project hits roadblock

Agency has written to the MUD for permission to increase floor- area- ratio of proposed flats


Danish Raza | November 18, 2010

Delhi development authority (DDA) project of in-situ development of slums, has hit a roadblock.

To accommodate all those currently living in squatters identified for the project, DDA would have to make flats with more floor area ratio (FAR) than permitted under the master plan.

According to a DDA source, the agency has written to the ministry of urban development to treat the project as a special case allowing the agency to increase the FAR of the flats. Another option proposed to the ministry is to increase the FAR in the entire city.

“We are waiting for the ministry’s response on the letter. Once we have it, we wil go ahead with the project in full swing,” said the source on the condition of anonymity.

A biometric Survey of jughi jhopdi clusters identified by DDA is underway for In-situ development project.

Around 40,000 houses have been planned to be taken up through prefabricated technology. Out of these 40,000, tenders have already been awarded for 20000 houses.



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