The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on 20 July 2017 signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) for preparation of the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041.
This information was provided by DDA to Lt Governor Anil Baijal, who is also the Chairman of the Delhi Development Authority.
Highlights of the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041
• The Master Plan for Delhi (MPD) 2041 will be an enabling strategic plan which would be the guiding framework of the planning and growth of Delhi till 2041.
• NIUA's approach for the project comprises four phases which would neither be exclusive nor sequential.
• It will involve building a base line quantitative understanding of Delhi at all the levels with quantitative understanding from historical data, primary data collection and data from the DDA.
• This quantitative understanding will be complemented by a qualitative understanding of issues through stakeholder consultations with government agencies, experts, community groups, etc.
• This data will be covered on a GIS platform to understand linkages across various developmental themes in the city.
• The enabling phase of the project will look at the roll-out strategy for neighbourhood redevelopment through development control regulations, land use, land pooling, local area planning and governance.
• Moreover, to facilitate 'ease of doing business' for single-brand retail sector, the maximum ground coverage for commercial centres has been uniformly increased to 50 per cent as per the Master Plan of Delhi 2021.
• The NIUA will also engage national and international experts for developing MPD 2041.
When: 20 July 2017
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