The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has expedited the process of building ‘smart sub-cities’ in the Capital at Dwarka, Rohini and Narela.
The DDA has identified vacant land for the project in Dwarka and is now looking for reputed consulting firms to prepare a model for an integrated township and advise the agency on how to implement the project.
While DDA the has already floated a request for proposal (RFP) for the Dwarka project, it will float similar RFPs for Rohini and Narela.
The decision was taken at the authority’s meeting on Wednesday under the Chairmanship of L-G Najeeb Jung.
The smart sub-city at Dwarka will come up on 154 hectare, the projects at Narela (218 hectare) and Rohini (259 hectare) will be larger in size.
The smart sub-cities are planned as self-sufficient townships with transit oriented development so that residents won’t have to travel too much to reach their workplace or access basic needs.
The smart sub-city will also boast of round-the-clock water and power supply, Wi-Fi connectivity, green buildings and an efficient solid-waste management system.
The smart sub-cities will see high density mix use economic, commercial and residential hubs.
In the meeting, the authority also approved the proposal to allow multi-level parking for public buses in bus depots and terminals. The DDA has proposed the modification the Transportation chapter of the Masterplan for Delhi 2021, following directions of the Environmental Pollution (Prevention and Control) Authority.
The move will help the Delhi Transport Corporation, which faces an acute shortage of parking space for its buses.
Besides this, Zonal Chief Engineers of the DDA have authorised to hire more than 50 security guards for protection of DDA parks. At present, Chief Engineers could only hire up to 50 guards for a period of one year.
According to the DDA, lack of security guards was leading to rise cases of theft and anti-social elements harassing general public and damaging property.
courtesy from: www.thehindu.com