The Delhi Growth Authority (DDA) is within the technique of notifying the land-use change for a 15-acre plot, which is a part of Centre’s bold Central Vista Redevelopment undertaking.
The land-use of this plot, the place the Vice President of India’s residence is proposed beneath the redevelopment plan, shall be modified from transportation (bus terminal/parking) to residential. The land-owning company held the general public assembly on this regard on August 7, which is a part of the method.
Two residential plots, every unfold over 15 acres, have been marked within the reworked Central Vista plan. Whereas one on Dalhousie Street close to South Block is more likely to be the Prime Minister’s residence, the Vice President’s home is more likely to be on the opposite facet of Rajpath close to North Block.
The land-use of the plot, the place the Vice President’s residence is proposed beneath the Centre’s redevelopment plan, was modified by the DDA in February this yr. In March, the land-owning company had invited public options/objections. However the public listening to couldn’t be held on account of Coronavirus pandemic.
“We held the general public listening to on August 7. A report concerning the general public listening to shall be tabled within the subsequent authority assembly. As soon as accredited, the proposal shall be despatched to the ministry of housing and concrete affairs for notification,” stated a senior DDA official, requesting anonymity.
One other senior DDA official stated that numerous objections had been raised concerning the general undertaking and never particular to the plot.
In December final yr, DDA had modified the land-use of this plot to “authorities workplace” based mostly on a request made by the Land and Growth Workplace (L&DO), which is beneath the Housing and City Affairs (HUA) ministry, together with six different land parcels unfold over 86 acres. However the redevelopment plan was later reworked.
Anuj Srivastava, spokesperson of LokPATH (individuals for Acceptable Transformation of Habitat), a collective of city growth consultants and civil society members, stated, “The actual fact they’ve modified the plan twice in such a brief span reveals that it has not been correctly deliberate. The earlier adjustments shouldn’t be accredited.”