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Govt refuses to relax land norm for high rises

The state government has turned down the proposal of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to drastically reduce the land requirement for developing high rise townships, saying that the existing civic infrastructure of the Millennium City may collapse if more residential complexes are allowed. Sanjeev K Ahuja reports.

india Updated: Aug 23, 2011 00:51 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

The state government has turned down the proposal of Municipal Corporation of Gurgaon (MCG) to drastically reduce the land requirement for developing high rise townships, saying that the existing civic infrastructure of the Millennium City may collapse if more residential complexes are allowed.

The MCG had mooted the proposal to reduce the land requirement under its jurisdiction to facilitate developers to set up more projects.

However, the town and country planning department that regulates the real estate development turned down the MCG request, saying that more real estate development would put extra pressure on the existing civic infrastructure such as sewerage and water supply lines, drainage system and road network.

It was proposed to reduce land requirement to five acres from minimum 100 acres for a plotted colony and to one acre from minimum 10 acres for high rise gated community projects.

The land requirement for the commercial projects such as malls, hotels and office complexes in the MCG jurisdiction was proposed to reduce from minimum two acres to half acre.

YM Mansuri, senior town planner (STP), Gurgaon said that the town and country planning was not considering any such proposal of reducing the land requirement norms.

"It is not possible to reduce land requirement norms in MCG area. It would make the living difficult as the infrastructure would no longer take additional load," he said.

As per the norms laid in the earlier Gurgaon Master Plan 2001 and existing Gurgaon-Manesar Urban Complex 2025, private developers or even state-run Haryana Urban Development Authority (Huda) are required to create a large patch of minimum 100 acres for floating a plotted township such as DLF City and Sushant Lok.

A minimum of 10 acres of land patch is required for hi-rise apartment projects.

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