The state government has asked the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to provide an additional 2,800 acres of land to facilitate industrial development in the Capital. Besides, the agency has been directed to make certain changes in the land use norms.
The suggestions have been made keeping in view the revision of Master Plan of Delhi (MPD)-2021, which will take place the next year.
In November, Union urban development minister Kamal Nath had said MPD-2021 should be reviewed.
According to the Delhi government's department of industries officials, more investments are required in the tertiary sector - hotels, restaurants, banking, insurance, legal services, real estate, etc, which at 80% makes the biggest contribution to the Capital's economy.
To encourage growth in this sector, the changes sought include lifting the current cap of 26 metres height of buildings in industrial areas. The government said its new industrial policy seeks to promote the concept of "walk to work", and to realise it, there is a need to change norms in the MPD for construction of residential complexes in industrial estates.
In its letter to the DDA, the government has sought allowing a single entity or group of landowners to pool their land in industrial areas as per the guidelines to develop land.