Zone J: Tran­sit devel­op­ment

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This zone is lo­cated in South Delhi and char­ac­terised by farm­houses in ar­eas such as Sat­bari and Mehrauli. Avail­abil­ity of con­tigu­ous land and the Supresme Court rul­ing in 2010 on land ac­qui­si­tion in 13 vil­lages are the im­ped­i­ments when it comes to faster urbanisation in this zone.

The Na­tional Build­ings Con­struc­tion Cor­po­ra­tion (NBCC), a Cen­tral government un­der­tak­ing, is ex­pected to con­struct flats on a plot spread over nearly 42 acres near Ghi­torni.

There is a pi­lot project for mixed land use abut­ting na­tional high­ways and tran­sit-ori­ented devel­op­ment project ex­pected to come up in this zone. There are plans to de­velop a seven-km area along the Gur­gaon Metro cor­ri­dor as mul­tiuse com­plex with res­i­den­tial and com­mer­cial units. The Delhi Metro has been asked by the union ur­ban devel­op­ment min­istry to con­duct a study along the Metro stretch from Ch­hat­tarpur to Ar­jan­garh sta­tions for devel­op­ment of a multi-mo­dal in­ter-change and street con­nec­tiv­ity. The study is con­fined to 1,500 me­tres catch­ment from Delhi Metro sta­tions like Ch­hat­tarpur, Sul­tan­pur, Ghi­torni and Ar­jan­garh where devel­op­ment of com­mer­cial and res­i­den­tial com­plexes could be con­sid­ered.

The cur­rent pop­u­la­tion in this zone is eight to nine lakh. It is ex­pected to house 21 lakh peo­ple.

It is dif­fi­cult to es­ti­mate the progress made in zonal devel­op­ment plans be­cause of the ex­ist­ing dwelling units, ASI mon­i­tored struc­tures and large ar­eas re­served for parks and sanc­tu­ar­ies. The big­gest chal­lenge is the land cost.

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