Union Minister for Urban Development, Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation and Information & Broadcasting M Venkaiah Naidu has announced a series of decisions with regards to the development of civic facilities and transport infrastructure in the National Capital Region of Delhi.
The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) has sanctioned Rs.658 crore for five projects for decongesting traffic in Delhi. The National Capital is known for its massive traffic jams and some of these measures may go a long way in helping ease traffic flows.
• Construction of flyover and underpass connecting Mahipalpur, Aerocity, Airport and NH-8.
• Construction of flyover-cum-road over-bridge near Narela for providing direct access from NH-1 to Bawana Industrial Complex.
• Construction of skywalk and foot over-bridge near ITO for safety of pedestrians going to offices located in and around ITO.
• Construction of up-ramp and widening of road near Kashmiri Gate and Nigam Bodh Ghat.
• Construction of 1.6km Grade Separator at Rani Jhansi Road.
The Ministry has approved the rates of premium for lands allotted for institutional purposes by the Delhi Development Authority. Compared to existing rates, the rates has been reduced in the following categories:
• Rate for land required for health services such as medical institutions, hospitals, dispensaries required by Central Government and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has been reduced to a nominal charge of Rs 1 per annum.
• Rates for land to Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi for un-remunerative uses such as maternity centres, night shelters and orphanages etc, have been reduced from earlier rate of 50 per cent of ‘No profit, no loss rate’ to Rs 1 per annum.
• Rates for land for DTC Depots and offices reduced from commercial rates to No profit no loss rates. Thus the rates which were between Rs 1,82,400 to Rs 6,72,000 will now be Rs 11,745 per sq km.
• Rate for land for staff quarters for schools and hospitals of Local Bodies and Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi reduced from 10 per cent of residential rates to nominal charge of Rs 1 per annum.
• Rate for land for offices of Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi has been reduced from market rates to Zonal Variant Rates. Thus the rates which ranged from Rs 1,82,400 to Rs 6,72,000 will now be between Rs 23,490 to Rs 52,853 per sq km.
• Rate for land for roads, graveyards and crematoria, playgrounds and parks, water supply and drainage for DDA colonies will continue to be allotted free of cost or at nominal charge of Rs 1 per annum.
Minister of State for Planning (Independent Charge) and Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Rao Inderjit Singh, Minister of State for Urban Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation Babul Supriyo, Minister of State for Information & Broadcasting Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore and Additional Secretary of the Ministry for Urban Development Durga Shankar Mishra were also present.