Three Smart sub-cities in Capital by 2021, like DDA’s Housing Projects
Three Smart sub-cities, which has been in a pipeline for a year, Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has been asked by the Union Urban Development Ministry to accomplish it more quickly.
Three new sub-cities on 677 hectares of land in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela is being planned by DDA. A total of 259 hectares of land has been identified in Rohini, 218 hectares in Narela and 200 hectares in Dwarka for the purpose.
DDA has been asked by the secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs) to invite bids for building integrated cities by the second week of September this year.
Secretary (Housing & Urban Affairs) in a meeting with senior DDA officials including vice-chairman urged the land owing agency to be more “pro-active” in making Delhi world class capital city.
DDA vice chairman in 2016 told that the project has got the approval of the ministry and departments concerned and DDA would invite consultants for preparing a detailed report in a couple of months. The project however got delayed.
Senior DDA official said that the current pause should not be taken as delay as it takes time to start project of such big level. The agency will select developers by October, 2017, and a detailed project report will be prepared by April 2018.
Construction of houses will begin in December 2018 and be completed in 2021. The housing agency is contemplating the building of new cities on the concept of transit oriented development. It means that the area will have accessibility to public transport such as Metro trains and DTDC buses.
Yamuna Bank Development
DDA has also agreed to start Yamuna Bank Development works over an area of 500 acres along Old Railway Bridge- ITO barrage stretch by October 2 this year.
To enhance ecological features of the flood plains, creating a 300 metre wide green buffer from the edge of the river.