With land for development limited in Delhi, Dwarka seems to have become the focus area of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA).
Most new projects of the land developer, including parks, cultural centres, sports complexes, community halls, roads and of course, houses, are coming up in Dwarka and Dwarka extension areas.
DDA is building one lakh houses for people belonging to the economically weaker sections (EWS) and work on 20,040 of these houses have already started.
Most of these houses are coming up in Dwarka and Rohini. The development agency also plans to take up 24,000 lower income group houses soon, many of which too will come up in Dwarka.
DDA is planning four socio-cultural centres in the city, on the pattern of the India Habitat Centre, and one of these will come up in Sector 13, Dwarka.
"The Delhi Urban Arts Commission's nod for the Dwarka centre is awaited, but the design of the centre has already been planned and we have appointed consultants for the project," said DDA vice-chairman GS Patnaik.
Another one of its kind project coming up in the area is a 'Sensory Park' for children, which will come up in Sector 11, Dwarka.
"The park has been specifically designed for children, who are mentally or physically disabled," Patnaik said.
"The sections of the park will cater to different sensory needs of children. This would include parts for tactile needs and pottery workshops," he said.
DDA is also taking up two new sports complexes in Dwarka, apart from a football stadium. The land has already been identified and design is at an advanced stage.
Apart from these projects, many new community halls would also come up in the sprawling residential area.
An urban extension road, which would connect Dwarka to other far-flung parts of the city, is being developed by DDA, such as Rohini extension.
"Dwarka is one of the few areas in Delhi where land is available to us for developing such projects. That is why a lion's share of DDA's new projects are coming up there," said a senior DDA official, on condition of anonymity.