Defer all changes in Delhi master plan 2021 till infra in place: Panel tells SC
The monitoring committee in its report submitted before the Supreme Courthas stated that the amendments made by DDA in Master Plan 2021 for local shopping complexes (LSC) should be kept in abeyance and only be implemented after necessary infrastructure is created on the ground. The committee also slammed the civic authorities for not following its orders.
The Union ministry of housing and urban affairs had approved the changes in the master plan to provide relief to traders. While traders’ associations had welcomed the step, RWAscomplained about the “madness” the amendment was going to create across the capital.
As per the changes, LSCs would get uniform floor area ratio (FAR) on a par with residential plots and use of basements and upper floors would be permitted for running commercial activities on payment of conversion and parking charges. The local bodies were directed to provide parking space for these markets. There are 106 LSCs across the capital and most face parking problems.