DDA ap­proves pol­icy to pur­chase pri­vate land through ne­go­ti­a­tions

Accommodation Times - - Delhi - By Staff Re­porter

Delhi De­vel­op­ment Au­thor­ity has now given ap­proval for a pol­icy to pur­chase pri­vate land through ne­go­ti­a­tions, along with this the au­thor­i­ties also gave ap­proval for the reg­u­la­tions for mak­ing the land pool­ing pol­icy op­er­a­tional it was ap­proved by Lieu­tenant- Gov­er­nor Na­jeeb Jung, who is also the chair­per­son of DDA, at an au­thor­ity meet­ing on 7th Novem­ber, Fri­day. Com­ment­ing on the DDA’s decision for the ap­proval of the poli­cies, DDA spokesper­son said that the land ac­qui­si­tion un­der the New Land Ac­qui­si­tion Act has be­come dif­fi­cult and time con­sum­ing task. Many in­fra­struc­ture and hous­ing projects are on hold as DDA was not able to ac­quire land. The of­fi­cials said, “The DDA has ap­proved the pol­icy for pur­chase of pri­vate land through ne­go­ti­a­tions. This pol­icy has been for­mu­lated on the pat­tern fol­lowed by the Delhi Metro Rail Cor­po­ra­tion. A two-tier com­mit­tee, com­pris­ing se­nior DDA of­fi­cials and the vice chair­per­son, will be set up for con­duct­ing the ne­go­ti­a­tions.” As per the Delhi Master Plan 2021, it is manda­tory for DDA to un­der­take ur­ban­i­sa­tion of an area of about 24,000 hectare through land pool­ing pol­icy. In Septem­ber 2013 gov­ern­ment has no­ti­fied the pol­icy and was made ap­pli­ca­ble in ar­eas like South, West and North­west of Delhi. Fur­ther the of­fi­cials said, “DDA has also ap­proved the reg­u­la­tions for mak­ing land pool­ing pol­icy op­er­a­tional. The pol­icy en­vis­ages pub­lic- pri­vate part­ner­ship in land assem­bly and de­vel­op­ment. The pol­icy will en­able ur­ban de­vel­op­ment at a rapid pace and the role of the DDA will be of a fa­cil­i­ta­tor.” As per DDA’s a re­cent state­ment the reg­u­la­tions for this pol­icy have been worked out in con­sul­ta­tion with the stake­hold­ers, in­clud­ing the gen­eral pub­lic.

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