Delhi’s growth and expansion would now take place in the border areas where the Capital’s peripheral villages would be urbanised, according to the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
GS Patnaik, who completes a year as DDA’s vice-chairpersonon January 10, said on Tuesday that these urban extension areas would be connected with better roads, while taking stock of DDA’s achievements in 2011 and its future projects.
The urban extension areas comprise Narela, Rohini Extension, Dwarka Extension, Kanjhawla, Bakkarwala, etc.
“We want to connect these areas to highways like National highways (NH) 1, 2 and 8.
We are constructing three urban extension roads that would be like concentric ring roads connecting to highways,” said Patnaik.
“The idea is that people living in these areas would be able to reach the highway in 10 minutes,” he added.
These roads will connect far-flung and upcoming peripheral areas of Delhi without relying on the city’s arterial roads.
Patnaik said the review of Master Plan of Delhi 2021, which was notified in February 2007, will continue in 2012.
“We have formed 17 management action groups and an advisory group under the chairmanship of the Lieutenant-Governor has also been constituted,” he said.
DDA has received more than 2,000 suggestions from the public, which would be examined by the advisory group.
Speaking on the 400-odd flats in the Commonwealth Games Village , which are yet to be handed over to their owners, Patnaik said the private developer Emaar MGF was answerable for that.
“The Delhi Development Authority hasn’t sold a single flat in the Games Village,” he said.