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Development work under land pooling to be starting soon in Delhi

Development work in the three model sectors under Delhi Development Authority’s land-pooling policy might begin soon with plans to issue a conditional notice to landowners to form consortiums. Sources said DDA is awaiting the Union housing and urban affairs ministry’s consent to initiate the formation of consortiums to develop the pooled land.

Earlier this month, the central government had proposed amendments to the Delhi Development Act, 1957, to make it obligatory for landowners to pool their properties once the owners of at least 70% of the developable area in an identified land-pooling sector had registered their holdings for pooling.

According to sources, in 16 sectors, at least 70% of the land had been accordingly pooled in this manner. Sector 10 in Zone N on the periphery of Rohini sub-city, and sectors 2 and 3 of Zone PII near Alipur in north Delhi would be the first to be developed under the policy. These 16 sectors are in north and northwest Delhi, in areas like Nangal Thakran, Bawana, Mukhmelpur, Hiran Kudna, Pooth Kurd and Daryapur Kalan. Till date, 7,275.4 hectares of land has been registered under the policy by 6,922 applicants.

Mandatory pooling is expected to ensure a time-bound and planned development of land. When DDA issues notices to landowners, they would be able to form a registered consortium of landowners and developers for unified planning, servicing and development.

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