Delhi Smart Cities Features

Delhi Smart cities are adorned with various smart facilities. These features and facilities aim at making your life more comfortable and peaceful. Some Silent Features of Smart Cities which you are unaware of are described below for your better understanding of a Delhi smart city.

Smart Cities provide smart infrastructural development such as the construction of roads for smooth and easy connectivity to all the different places. Creation of smart localities which offer a congestion-free and pollution free environment with international standards of security. With all the above provisions Delhi Smart Cities are expected to boost economy.

Delhi Smart City , Delhi development Promotes development with mixed land use. It insures that proper planning is done for efficient land use and timely execution of the plan takes place. The State has the flexibility to make necessary changes in the land use plan for the benefit of the project.

Delhi Smart City involve the Development of open spaces for maintaining ecological balance and greenery all around along with recreational areas such as parks and playgrounds to enhance the living standards of people.

Smart Cities not only provide a comfortable home but also insure proper transport and promote a variety of transport system- Transit Oriented development (TOD) and Public transport.

Smart Cities are citizen friendly and cost efficient government projects which use online services to bring transparency and accountability. There are various mobile applications and online customer services to offer fast and easy services. E groups have been created to receive feedbacks and online monitoring of programs.

According to the master plan 2021, every  Smart City in India will have its identity based on its economic condition, social condition, culture, food, history, textile, sports and health sectors.

Smart Cities are responsible for adapting Smart Solutions for infrastructure and services in order to make development better. For example, making Areas less vulnerable to disasters, using fewer resources, and providing cheaper services.


Delhi Smart Cities Strategy

Delhi Smart City Mission involves improvement of city, city renewal and city extension with an-city initiative covering the large part of the city and for that, strategic approach for area wise development is the most important thing.

Along with effective planning the efficient execution of strategies is important for building areas to make the city more efficient and livable place. The policy of retrofitting is adopted for the creation of the smart city, under which an area of 500 acres or more is identified in the city with the consultation of citizens. Development of current infrastructure is planned in order to create strong and high-quality buildings. The current infrastructure will remain intact and extra development work will be carried out on a large scale. The development work can be completed in a short span of time and can work as a superb example of Smart City to other cities.

New layouts with better technology and innovative ideas are designed for redevelopment work of more than 50 acres of land which is identified by Urban Local Bodies (ULB) in consultation with citizens. New layouts will be prepared with mixed land use as done by the Saifee Burhani Upliftment Project in Mumbai and the redevelopment of East Kidwai Nagar in New Delhi by the National Building Construction Corporation.

Delhi Smart City will Use innovative methods for plan financing and plan implementation, the Greenfield development like the GIFT city in Gujarat, is planned to offer the smart solution to those who wish to own house in affordable price especially for the weaker sections of society.

Delhi Smart City project offers something for every person of the society. The development is based on the innovative approach of retrofitting and Greenfield development model. Just like retrofitting and Greenfield, Pan is an additional feature which offers a smart solution to fulfill the housing needs of people in urban areas. Pan city development offers a smart solution to existing infrastructure. Latest technology and information will be used to make better infrastructure and services. Pan city development refers to hassle free living. For example, constructing high-frequency transport facility to offer congestion-free and easy accessibility.


Delhi Smart Cities Challenges

The Ministry of Urban Development, for the first time, has planned area wise development and has opted for using challenging and competitive method for funding the development of smart cities in order to enhance the living standards in the country.

The government and ULC`s will play the supportive role in the development of Smart cities. Along with active participation from the government, an active leadership with timely decision-making is necessary to insure the success of the mission.

Major investments are required before the planning procedure so that appropriate provisions can be made for the execution of the plan. After that Major investments  in time  and resources  will have  to be  made during  the planning phase prior to the execution of the plan. This method adopted by the government is different from the conventional DPR-driven approach.

The Smart Cities Mission requires smart people who actively participate in governance and reforms. Smart people involve themselves in decisions on deploying Smart Solutions, implementing reforms, doing more with less and oversight during implementing and designing post-project structures in order to make the Smart City developments sustainable as the participation of smart people will be enabled by the SPV through increasing use of ICT, especially mobile- based tools.

In The Delhi Smart City project, the most important thing which is required is the strategic approach for area wise development. Smart City Mission involves improvement of city, city renewal and city extension with Oan-city initiative covering the large part of the city. This requires proper Planning and execution of strategies for making the city more efficient and livable place. Under the policy retrofitting, an area of 500 acres or more is to be identified in the city with the consultation of citizens and Development of current infrastructure has to take place in order to create strong and high-quality buildings.


L Zone Project of Delhi Smart City

L Zone Dwarka is an enterprising and wonderful project of Delhi smart city. The project is expected to change the map of the country`s capital and is regarded as the biggest upcoming real estate projects under which the area of Dwarka is developed to offer all modern amenities to enhance the living standards to Delhi. The area is in close vicinity to the upcoming diplomatic enclave and promises various facilities like 100% power back, high-speed net connectivity and high-frequency mass transportation.

L zone dwarka is 22840 hectare vast land, being carefully developed and nurtured by the Delhi Development Authority. With its vigilant subsection and great care DDA is building great housing projects from renowned land developers of the Country. L Zone dwarka is adorned with many great benefits for smart and comfortable life with great connectivity. The residential projects proposed in L Zone are planned between Dwarka and Gurgaon to provide easy and fast access to IGI Airport and other important places. The area of DDA L Zone Dwarka is surrounded by NH-10/ Rohtak road and railway line in the North Dwarka Sub-city in the east and well connected to the upcoming largest golf course in Delhi. The affordable housing projects in L Zone dwarka will slow down the scorching prices in real estate market of Capital city.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has divided Delhi into numerous zones according to the master plan 2021 and among all the zones, L Zone dwarka offers maximum housing, healthcare, educational and industrial projects. According to many reports, Najafgarh area of L Zone dwarka has big investments from reputed land developers and builders like DLF, Omaxe, Ansal, Tata Housing, Emaar MGF, Ireo, Antriksh, Neo, Raheja, Unitech, Parshvnath, Godrej and many more while some others are looking for necessary approvals from the Authority which is more likely bring boost in the residential sector have invested in L Zone.

L Zone dwarka is primarily divided into three portions and according to the Master Plan 2021; L Zone will be developed as per Land Pooling Policy. Under this policy after all the clearances and approval, land owners/builders of L Zone dwarka will submit the land to DDA and the Authority will take 40 per cent of the total land area for development of roads, drainage, sewerage and other civic amenities. After this process, land developers/housing societies/builders will be allowed to commence their construction plans for building flats, apartments, houses, villas and farm houses.

In this process DDA will act as a development Entity (DE) for the basic infrastructure and others groups like Private Builders, Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) and Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) will work as Residential and Commercial developments entities. The outskirt of Dwarka phase 2 will be developed as Green Areas like Farm Houses and inner area will majorly comprise of Residential Complexes constructed by Private Builders, Multi-State Cooperative Societies (MSCS) and Cooperative Group Housing Societies (CGHS) and the third area will be the commercial area developed according to the living population of Delhi Smart City.


More About Land Pooling Policy

The concept of land pooling policy involves purchasing of rural land by commercial developers at profitable market prices from the farmer and later pools their small rural land pieces forming large land piece. Out of the larger land obtained by land pooling the government keeps some percentage of land and provide it with infrastructure in a planned manner and return the reconstituted land to the owners, after deducting the cost of the provision of infrastructure and public spaces by the sale of some of the serviced land.

Land Pooling Policy requires the land owners (single/group) legally transfer ownership rights of their purchased land to the government authorized Land Pooling Agency, which is DDA in our situation. The Authority will undertake a particular share from the pooled land for infrastructure development and return the remaining land to the owner.

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is the agency implementing and monitoring the Land Pooling Policy for development according to the Master Plan 2021 with minimum interventions.

Any person or group, who is licensed to acquire land in the identified area, can act as a developer and participate in the land pooling program. The plan insures that each land owner gets an equitable return irrespective of land use assigned to their land with a minimum displacement of existing land.

As soon as the land is pooled or transferred to the land pooling agency, a transfer certificate is issued for the same to the investor. After all the desired developments under the land pooling policy, the final plot is returned back to the developers.

According to the rules and regulated norms, the housing units will range between 32-40 sqm. Under the master plan and Incentives for Green Building norms as per MPD-2021 will be applicable to Housing developed under this policy.


Master Plan 2021

According to Prime minister Narendra Modi’s dream project 100 smart cities are to be developed throughout the country, Delhi is the first among them and it has been planned to develop the Delhi smart city by 2021 at the strategic location of Dwarka L Zone. The efficient location of Dwarka extension offers fast connectivity to Gurgaon, Dwarka and IGI Airport and makes the area even more desirable. The connectivity of the residential area of L Zone is the plus point of this Zone. L Zone offers complete solution to the problems of Delhi-ites. Since long people in Delhi have been juggling with the issue of proper living space in Delhi, but now the problem can be seen coming to its end with the rise of the L- zone dwarka project.

L Zone promises to provide world class living conditions, spacious, areas and fast connectivity in Delhi/NCR. With humongous population of 25 million, Delhi is regarded as world’s second most populated city in the world. With such a huge population there arises the problem of housing space and accommodation within the city Due to which people are forced to live in squeezed living areas, suffer traffic jams and bare unhealthy living conditions. Such conditions have forced many people to migrate from Delhi. With DDA backed Master Pan 2021 and housing projects from reputed land developers/builders and housing societies L zone is expected to change the map of Delhi. Affordable housing projects and posh locations make L Zone a well-planned sub city in Delhi Smart City and this makes it a right choice for investment.

In the preceding years, Delhi is estimated to grow two folds of its existing size of 83,300  hectares to 1,48,300 hectares under which the prime location of L Zone Dwarka will offer an experience of world class luxurious living in Delhi Smart City. The sole objective of Delhi Smart City is to provide affordable yet high-quality residential complexes for Delhi people. Delhi Smart City not only aims to build planned housing projects but also focuses on land conservation and capitalizing natural energy to keep the city clean & green. The two major concerns for the authorities are the rapidly growing urbanization and fast growing population. In order to maintain a perfect balance between these two factors, DDA has proposed several Master Plans and has unlocked land for building infrastructure and housing complex.

The zones included in the developmental list are L, N, P1, and P2. The developmental project in these zones not only offers to house for individual buyers and investors but also enhances the future prospect of business for developers, financial institutions, contractors and others. Master Plan 2021 has bought in important change as the developer entity (DE) takes active participation in the process of land acquisition. The development work in Delhi will be done under the policy of Public, Private Partnership anticipated under MPD 2021. According to the master plan 2021, All zones will be developed as Integrated Townships, 4 new University Campuses in the new zones will be inaugurated .200 Hectares of International Class Sports Complexes Integrated Office Complexes will be built in each zone.


Role of DDA

DDA is the most important entity in the master plan of 2021. While acting as the land pooling agency for the Delhi smart city project. DDA is striking to provide Delhi with the first glorious Smart city of the country.

All the Preparations of Layout plans, sector plans and declaration of areas under the land pooling policy along with the Imposition of revenue maps on the approved zonal plans is controlled by DDA.

DDA is responsible for the Timely development of identified land with planned roads, infrastructure work of water supply, sewerage and drainage system, provision/ of social infrastructure and traffic with metro corridors.


Norms for Land Pooling

Under the land pooling policy of the government, there are certain norms, which are to be taken care of.

In the situation, where the developers from different zones will not coming forward to acquire the land, then the Agency will acquire the land for development through the same land pooling policy.

Under category –I 60% of the Land will be returned to the Developer Entity (DE) while 40% will be retained by DDA for the basic infrastructural development. Under Category-II the DE will get 48% and DDA will retain 52% of the land.

The distribution of land returned to the developers in terms of land use under (60%)category- I, will be 53% Gross Residential, 2% City Level Public/Semi-Public and 5% City Level Commercial. In Category – II the land returned to the developers (48%) will be 43% Gross Residential, 2% City Level Public/Semi-Public and 5% City Level Commercial.

FAR of 400 shall be for Group Housing and FAR of 250 for City Level Commercial City Level Public/Semi-Public with maximum ground coverage of 40%.