A ‘green panel’ has given its nod to a housing project of the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) in Vasant Kunj in South Delhi, proposing construction of over 800 dwelling units. The State Environment Appraisal Committee (SEAC) forwarded the DDA's proposal to a higher body in a recent meeting of the State Level Environment Impact Assessment Authority for its final approval.
To come up on the east side of Sector D, Pocket-6 in Vasant Kunj, the DDA initially planned to construct 860 flats. But due to scarcity of land, it slashed the number to 805 with a building height of 15.50 mt and proposed built up area around 39,041.6 sq. metres.
It would be constructed with an estimate cost of Rs 34.12 crore with parking for 546 cars.
While recommending the project to the assessment authority, the SEAC has asked the DDA to seek Delhi Jal Board's permission for withdrawing groundwater and planting trees inside the premises of an MCD school adjoining the site.