Delhi is heart of India and holds a prestige of being the capital of India. With the advancement of technology and modernization the metro city has developed a lot in past years. Since 1947 with modification of city the population has also increased simultaneously. Out of total area of 1483 sq.km, today about 50% of area has already been urbanized and the rest is under heavy development. The National Capital Region, covering about 30,000 sq.km has been delineated but growth of Delhi still continues unrestricted. It is not only national capital but is hub for international businesses and trades. Today a large segment of Indian and international business is executed in delhi. The choice is to build the city to world class metro city or takes it towards doom.
It’s Vision 2021 that tends to change Delhi to world class city, where all mass populace live above poverty line and involved in productive work. The objective of the master plan of Delhi is to bring sustainable development which will lead people to access their own dwellings and fulfill all social needs. The prime focus is to turn Delhi into an eco-friendly city where life is prosperous and comfortable.
On July 2003, Ministry of Urban Development & alleviation finalized Delhi Master Plan for 2021. This plan was formulated with Delhi Development Authority (DDA). The guidelines for the master plan were set as per the innovative approaches to deal with problems of individuals living in Delhi. Guidelines under the master plan are as follows:
- To bring an alternative approach to the policy of large scale acquisition and disposal of land by DDA, to reduce the time gap between acquisition, development and disposal and to enable farmers to share the benefit of urbanization.
- Alliance between Regional Plan and Delhi Master Plan to be strengthened.
- Unauthorized colonies to be modified in the main stream of urban development.
- To develop strategies between professional offices, residence and transportation to address the following issues :
- Mixed commercial and residential land use;
- Commercial/industrial/office use of industrial premises;
- Concentration of small scale industries in non-industrial areas to the extent of 70% or more making them virtually industrial in use.
- Advancement of existing slum & Jhugi Jhopdis & clusters through a judicious mix of relocation and in-situ development.
- Redevelopment of DDA colonies through self managing residential community.
- Re-development of degraded areas that have been developed in unauthorized manner after reviewing the existing legal and procedural barriers.
- Better transport facilities that connect well with all parts of Delhi and adjacent areas.
- Preparation of respective plans for development of infrastructure to be framed in coordination with the Government of Delhi and relevant organization.
- Review of permissible vertical construction (including that below the ground) in the light of new technological developments, and enhance green spaces;
- Strengthening of the existing legal framework for enforcement of Master Plan provisions including unauthorized construction and encroachment on public land.
- Emphasis on development of green cover, protection bio-diversity parks and conservation of heritage.
To provide better facilities to mass populace is key objective of Vision 2021 – Delhi Master Plan. Through this well focused and well organized plan people will be able to have their own adobes and avail all modern facilities. Life can be assumed more easy and comfortable it is today with Delhi Master Plan – Vision 2021.