The DDA plans to develop an area of 9,700 hectares on the riverbanks of Yamuna as an integrated project of recreational areas along with biodiversity parks.
The decision was taken in the authority’s meeting on Friday, chaired by Lt. Governor and chairman of DDA Tejendra Khanna. A presentation on the riverfront development was made and in accordance with the recommendation of the Master Plan a total area of 9,700 hectares on the banks of river Yamuna i.e. ‘O’ Zone is proposed to be developed.
The biodiversity parks will have three zones — Protective Biodiversity area, interactive Biodiversity area followed by public recreational area.
Protective biodiversity will have areas of rich biodiversity with substantial pockets of undisturbed land. Interactive biodiversity area will be designed as a ‘moderate’ rich layer which will act as a buffer to protective biodiversity zone.
Similarly, public recreational area will be the final interactive interface of the biodiversity parks with the general public. All these will be linked through mesh.
DDA has also planned to take up about 67,846 EWS and Low Cost Dwelling Units and additional 24,600 such units are at the conceptual stage.
Construction of 19,560 units has already been taken up and another 24,000 LIG houses are likely to be taken up shortly.
It was also decided that the period allowed to religious institutions to complete the construction of building be increased to five years.