Land pooling: DDA seeks suggestions on names of 5 sub-cities

Land pooling: DDA seeks suggestions on names of 5 sub-cities

POLICY New urban extensions planned in Najafgarh, Rohini and Narela; DDA creates link on its website for feedfback

NEW DELHI: As it steps up the process to implement the land pooling policy, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is reaching out to citizens to take part in naming five new urban extensions that will be developed as new sub-cities.

The land owning agency has uploaded a link on its website where citizens can give their suggestions.

The DDA will develop five zones—N, P-II, K-I, L and J—in Najafgarh, Rohini and Narela under the land-pooling policy, which expected to benefit farmers and provide nearly 1.7 million dwelling units in the national capital.

DDA officials say each of the five zones will be developed as a sub-city, just like Dwarka, and the need was felt to give them a unique name.

DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor said, “We want people to feel part of the new development. These are large areas that will be developed as sub-cities and should have a unique name. Based on the suggestions submitted by people, we will shortlist a few names. We will form a committee for this. The shortlisted names will be presented at a high-level meeting chaired by the lieutenant-governor where the final decision will be taken.”

DDA officials said the link will be open for a month or two.

This is for the first time DDA has invited suggestions from the public to name any of its projects. “Usually, the name of any project or society is decided by DDA officials based on its location or suggestion by senior officials and later approved in the authority meeting,” a DDA official said.

Delhi’s three biggest urban extensions—Rohini, Dwarka and Narela—were named by DDA officials.

Rohini, one of the first urban extensions developed by DDA, was named after the Rohini series of satellites launched by the Indian Space Research Organisation in 1979. Narela was named after a nearby village.

Dwarka sub-city, initially referred to as Pankha Road scheme in DDA records, was named Papankalan in the late 80s and early 90s. It was named Papankalan after the six villages—Palam, Amberhai, Pochanpur, Nasirpur, Kakrola, Loharheri -- whose land was acquired for the sub-city project.

“The name Papankalan was derived from the villages. But the name wasn’t very attractive and DDA didn’t get desired response from public. It was later rechristened to Dwarka. Similarly, DDA changed the name of Bakkarwala in Najafgarh to Loknayakpuram. The idea was to give the areas a unique name and identity which people, who will live there, can relate to,” said Sabyasachi Das, former planning commissioner and in-charge of UTTIPEC, who was involved in the naming of Dwarka.

Meanwhile, DDA has intensified the drive in 95 urbanised villages where the land-pooling policy will be implemented. It is holding interactions with villagers to explain them the policy and how they will benefit from it. Recently, the land-owning agency held camps in four villages to explain the policy to people.


Source :-  Hindustan Times - July 30, 2019

DDA to develop two model sectors to push land pooling

NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority is planning to develop two “model sectors” to promote its landpooling policy. These sectors will be constructed on the land pooled till now and showcase the development that DDA envisages under the policy. The authority believes that these model sectors will encourage owners to come forward and aggregate their land.

On February 5, DDA had launched a web-enabled, single-window portal for inviting registration for participation in land pooling. Any land owner whose plot falls in the five planning zones in the city can participate. The portal was scheduled to be open for six months, i.e. till August 4. However, as the response has been rather tepid, DDA now plans to keep the portal open for a longer period.

DDA vice-chairman Tarun Kapoor told TOI that while the portal was initially planned to be kept open till August, but it was just a suggestion. “We wanted to see the response and, then, take a decision. We don’t expect a large area to be aggregated in such a short time,” he said.

As of now, DDA has received 1,300 paid registrations and 1,100 hectares of land has been pooled. However, the land parcels are scattered across different zones, making it difficult to carve out sectors with an area of about 200 hectares as 70% of the land must be congruous according to the norms. Sources in DDA said that there are plans to tweak the norms.

“We are looking at three sectors, mainly. Two sectors in Kanjhawla, near Rohini, have 30% of aggregated land,” said Kapoor. A source said a sector may come up near Dwarka too.

These sectors would be developed as “model” ones, a DDA official said. “We are confident that once the model sectors come up, owners will flock to get their pooled land,” the official said. “We will develop roads, drainage, water pipelines, etc, as soon as a sector is marked. We are in talks with Delhi Jal Board for the provision of water.”

The unavailability of adequate water and other resources had forced DDA to decrease the initially planned floor area ratio (FAR) of 400 for areas to be developed under land pooling to 200.

The authority is also taking other measures to promote land pooling. “We have created pamphlets, presentations and a film, and now plan to organise meetings in villages,” Kapoor said. “We will open helpdesks in a few days and also intend to start two DDA offices in these areas, which will have revenue staff”.

He said that registration of 1,100 hectares of land was a small victory. “The only problem is that the land parcels are scattered and not congruous,” the official said. “The development process is time consuming and we hope that 19,000 hectares of land will be pooled eventually”.


Source :-  The Times of India - July 10, 2019

Delhi’s new land-pooling policy is a big opportunity for fence-sitting buyers

Source:-  The Property Times News Bureau - November 16, 2018

Delhi Development Authority lays down ground rules for land pooling policy


DDA to get portal to help landpooling move

Source:- Times of India, New Delhi, 21 October 2018

Centre nod for land pooling policy, to be notified in a few days

Source: Hindustan Times

 Date: October 12, 2018

DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities

DDA to float tenders for 3 smart cities

New Delhi: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will float the tenders for developing three integrated sub-cities in Dwarka, Narela and Rohini next month and the work for Yamuna river front development will start by October 2.

  • Invite bids for integrated cities aT Dwarka, Narela & Rohini in Aug.
  • Start Yamuna bank development work along with Old Railway Bridge-ITO barrage by October 2
  • IGI-CP road to be developed by March 2020, drawings to be approved by Dec.

The housing and urban affairs (HUA) ministry set these timelines for DDA on Friday. It was also decided that all the three sub-cities will have the features of smart cities including round the clock water and electricity supply, 100% treatment of both solid and liquid waste, rainwater harvesting and smart lighting, toname a few. These sub-cities would be developed better than any city developed by private players in the National Capital Region, sources said.

“DDA will invite bids in the second week of August. The authority has proposed to develop integrated cities with smart features on available vacant lands at Dwarka (200 hectares), Narela (218 hectares),”a HUA ministry official said. He added that the developers will be selected by October. The decisions were taken at a meeting chaired by HUA secretary Durga Shanker Mishra and DDA vice-chairman Uday Pratap Singh besides other senior officials.

DDA has assured the ministry to start Yamuna bank development works over 500 acres along Old Railway Bridge-ITO barrage stretch October 2. It wad also decided that the road between Indira Gandhi International Airport and Connaught Place will be developed to global standards by March 2020. Final drawings for this will be approved by December. One of the four alignments proposed by the consultant will finalised early next month.

Source        : The Times of India
Date           : July 23rd, 20176 

Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas

Stage set for land pooling: LG makes 89 villages urban areas

Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal has bypassed the Arvind Kejriwal government and notified 89 villages as urban areas. This will pave the way for land pooling, which would make around 40,000 acres of land available for development.

The proposal to allow land pooling is almost a decade old. Delhi Development Athority has notified the policy in June 2015. But it could not be implemented as the state government refused to change the land use of the villages’ agricultural land.

To change the land use, first step was to change the character of villages from rural to urban area, which was notified on Tuesday. In the second step, the agricultural land of the farmers of the villages will be declared as “development area”. After this, farmers can give land to DDA for land pooling.

 Under proposed land pooling facility, if someone gives over 20 hectares to DDA, it will return 60% after developing it
 For less than 20 hectares, DDA will return 40% of the land
 DDA will develop common facilities like Road, sewer, water supply and other facilities on the rest of the land
 DDA will meet the cost of development by selling the developed land left with it to developers or end-users
 About 40,000 acres of land- the total size of Noida - is expected to become available for development
 This can provide housing for over 25 lakh and may lead to correction in NCR reality prices


This is expected to lead to pooling of around 40,000 acres of land on the outskirts of Delhi, which is the size of the industrial and residential area in Noida combined.

Under the proposed policy, if a farmer or a group of farmers gives more than 20 hectares (50 acres) of land to DDA, the authority will return 60% of the land after developing it. On the rest of the land, DDA will provide common facilities like road, sewer, water supply and other basic amenities.


Source: The Times Of India

 Date: May 18th, 2017

Finally, Land-Pooling Policy comes through.

Finally, Land-Pooling Policy comes through.

The Delhi state government has gone on overdrive and decided to notify land around 89 villages as “development areas” after Anil Baijal, lieutenant governor, notified on May 16.

Baijal’s notification of 89 villages as urban areas was the first of two steps necessary to start land pooling in Delhi. DDA, which is responsible for the development of urban areas, notified the policy in June 2015. However, the land of the rural areas remained agriculture and to change the land use, the first step was to change the character of the villages-from aural to urban.
On May 16, Baijal notified the decision to change the character of these villages.

In the second step, the agriculture land of the farmers of the villages will be declared as “ development area” under section 12 of the DDA Act. All the land, outside the “lal dora”-area demarcated for village residential areas-will be declared “urban development areas”. After this the land use will automatically become non agriculture.

Once this is over, DDA can operationalize the land pooling policy(LPP). Under the policy, farmer can give land to DDA for land pooling and if a farmer or a group of farmers give more than 20 hectares (50 acres) to DDA, the authority will return 60% of the land after developing it. DDA will return only 48% of the land for land pooling lower than 20 hectares. DDA will develop physical infrastructural facilities like roads, sewers, water supply lines, parks and playgrounds etc, along with social infrastructure like schools, hospitals, post offices, and police stations upon the land it retains.

Besides, DDA will also meet the cost of development by selling the developed land left with it to developers or end users. The land given back to the original owners by DDA, too, can be used for housing or any other commercial purpose.

The union government is keen to expedite the whole process of land pooling, so that development activities can be accelerated in Delhi, as this will attract huge private investments into the area.

Only DDA is authorized to carry on real estate development in Delhi, which effected the pace and quality of development in the state. But, under the land-pooling policy, landowners can rope in private parties to develop housing project on the land returned to them by DDA, Under the new master plan, DDA will also allow the development at floor area ratio(FAR) of 4-the ratio of built-up area to the land area-which is now around 2.5 to 3.

As private developers would be roped in, high-quality residential and commercial units are likely to be developed. A DDA official also said that a large portion of the area will be earmarked for affordable housing.

Source : The Times of India
Date : May 20th 2017