The draft plan was given a preliminary approval in a meeting chaired by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal on April 13. Sources said that the final draft has been sent to the Union ministry of housing and urban affairs and following approval, will be put in the public domain for objections and suggestions.
The draft MPD has six sections in two volumes, covering major policies on environment, economy, transport and mobility, heritage, culture and public spaces, shelter and social and physical infrastructure. It contains strategies and specific norms for guiding future spatial development of Delhi, covering both green field and brown field development, including land pooling, green development area, regeneration of planned and unplanned areas, transit-oriented development (TOD) etc.
The document aims at making the capital a more sustainable, liveable and safe city, with housing for all and better economic opportunities. From focusing on rental housing to ensure affordable homes to eyes on the street’s for safety, the document takes national and international best practices into account.