Delhi cabinet recommends sub-division of plots


New Delhi: The Delhi cabinet Monday decided to recommend to the central government that sub-division of plots be allowed in the capital in a bid to put an end to unplanned construction in colonies due to increase in family units and their related residential requirements.

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Urban Development Minister A.K. Walia said the sub-division of plots will be permissible while number of dwelling units do not exceed the number provided by the Master Plan-2021 and also the smaller plots comply with the provision of building regulations.

An official said in order to facilitate coming up of residential group housing in special areas and unauthorised regularised colonies, it is suggested that minimum size of plot for this purpose will be reduced from existing 3,000 sq. metres to 1,000 sq. metres.

These recommendations will be sent by the Delhi government to the central Urban Development ministry.

The cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit, also recommended extending the floor area ratio (FAR) from 350 to 400 in areas like old Delhi, Karol Bagh and urban villages in respect of regularisation of construction already existing since 2007 on payment of prescribed charges.

Besides, the size of plot for increased FAR has also been increased from 175 sq. metres to 250 sq. metres.

Walia said it has also been suggested that along Mass Rapid Transit System and other transport corridors like BRTs and metro, more FAR be allowed.

“This will facilitate planned development in such areas and help in re-development keeping in view the special character of the localities and overcome unplanned congestion,” he added.

The centre will consider the government’s inputs for finalising the Special Areas Provision Act.