North MCD allows service-based businesses in its industrial areas

North MCD

In a move to promote more businesses in the national capital, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) has nodded to setting up of various businesses from IT and software companies to call centres, media, and more in its industrial areas.

As reported by a national daily, The move is likely to boost business activities in industrial areas of Delhi instead of such establishments shifting to NCR areas like Gurgaon or Noida, said a senior official.

According to the proposal approved by the standing committee, the businesses will be given permission to set up subject to the payment of Rs 5,000 per sqm as development charges. Moreover, no conversion charges will be levied for running businesses in industrial areas.

Addressing the significance of the move, Standing Chairperson Jogi Ram Jain said that this will pose as a boon for people associated with the service sector and increase business activities during these pandemic times. “Now, business need not be restricted to commercial areas only,” he added.

The decision came following the amendments made by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) in the master plan last year. As per the amendments, permission can be given to service-based industries in industrial areas of the city.

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However, a few conditions have been kept for certain businesses including legal services, advertising agencies, packaging, electric goods, vocational training centres and other educational services. For such activities, the operations have to be done from a plot measuring 1,000 sqm and must be located on a road having a minimum width of 12 m. Besides, for plots having measuring more than 1,000 sqm of land area, the road should be 18m wide.

While applying for the permit, the businesses need to submit documents showing the building plan of the complex. As a development over the traditional means, the whole procedure for obtaining permission will be made available online soon.