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Nursery schools get a breather

Nursery schools running in the Capital may soon be allowed to have an additional floor, reports Moushumi Das Gupta.

india Updated: Dec 18, 2006 22:21 IST

Nursery schools running in the Capital may soon be allowed to have an additional floor.

There is also good news for doctors who intend to open clinics and pathological laboratories in E,F,G and H category colonies, resettlement and unauthorised regularised colonies. They can open clinics and pathological laboratory on a minimum plot size of 18 metre. Till now, the minimum plot size required to open clinics and pathological laboratory was 50 metre.

The Board of Inquiry formed by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to finalise the objections and suggestions received from the public for its draft Master Plan - 2021 approved the proposals to increase the floor area ratio (FAR) of nursery schools by another 33 per cent and allowing clinics in 18 metre plots.

"The existing FAR allowed in nursery schools was 66 per cent (ground floor + first floor). This would mean that nursery schools will be able to add an extra floor to their existing building," said DDA board member, Virender Kasana.

On Monday, the board - which has received 700 objections and suggestions - held its last meeting where it finalised the changes to be incorporated in Master Plan 2021.

The DDA will approve the draft Master Plan-2021 in its board meeting to be held on December 29. "We have cleared the decks for finalising the draft Master Plan -2021. Once it is approved in our board meeting on December 29, we will send it to the Union Urban Development Ministry for approval and subsequent notification," said DDA vice chairman, Dinesh Rai.

The Board of Inquiry on September 8 gave its stamp of approval to the suggestion allowing 127 household and small-scale industries to run from residential and abadi (village in green belt) areas of the Capital.

The board has also approved the suggestion allowing primary schools and higher secondary schools to run from unauthorised regularised colonies subject to the condition that the schools are in 800 square metre and 2000 square metre land respectively and they get all the necessary clearances from the respective civic agency.

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First Published: Dec 18, 2006 22:21 IST