Centre welcomes public suggestion on Delhi’s ‘urban regeneration policy’ draft

- August 19, 2022
| By : Patriot Bureau |

The Centre on Thursday made public the draft of the "urban regeneration policy", under which areas or residential blocks constructed more than five decades ago and presently in a shabby condition will be regenerated through amalgamation of plots and other incentives

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According to the draught, which calls for changes to the DDA Act of 1957, many of the current areas of Delhi have developed over the course of more than a century, and some of them do not adhere to the standards for safe and healthy urban habitations.

The draft posted on the website of the Union Housing and Urban Affairs Ministry stated that such locations can be used to their full potential through redevelopment or urban regeneration.

Currently, as per the draft, there is no policy for urban regeneration other than the provisions for redevelopment in the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD)-2021.

It stated that there would be provisions to avoid multiple stamp duty and registration charges on deed of exchanges during implementation of land pooling and regeneration processes.

The draft indicates that a special purpose vehicle will be formed by the land owners of a sector or a block to implement land pooling and urban regeneration.

“Once a block is notified as eligible for urban regeneration, it shall be obligatory for all land and property owners of the block to mandatorily participate their land and property in urban regeneration”, the draft read.

“Authority or the local body as the case may be, shall take over all land vested in it may summarily evict occupants from the said land, to implement the land pooling or urban regeneration policy, as the case may be. No compensation shall be paid in this regard, except as notified in the policy,” it added.

According to the draft, the respective authority or the urban local body shall inform such blocks that become eligible for implementation of urban regeneration by virtue of having achieved the minimum threshold of voluntary participation as specified in the Urban Regeneration Policy.

The general public can provide their suggestions on the proposed amendments within a 30 day period.

(With inputs from PTI)


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