Zone J: Transit development
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.