Delhi Comes Closer to the Smart City Mission, as Govt. Approves Land Pooling Policy

The Lt. Governor of Delhi, His Excellency Shri Anil Baijal has paved the way for proper implementation of the long-pending land pooling policy in the national capital by notifying 89 rural villages as urban areas. The most talked about land pooling policy, which is all set to blow up the urban limits of the capital, was notified by the ministry of urban development (MoUD) in the month of September 2013, while the regulations for proper operationalisation of the policy were given the nod in May 2015 by the ministry.

However, the LLP was stuck over a few public welfare demands by the government of Delhi on getting 10% of the pooled land to develop hospitals, schools, etc.

The DDA is all set develop public utility infrastructure like roads and hospitals on part of the pooled land and give back a substantial part or portion of the plot to the owner. The returned portion of that piece of land will have its value raised due to the development of infrastructure nearby.

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A Few Salient Highlights of LLP

  • LPP brings farmers a unique opportunity to bring forth with small parcels of land and get them assembled and arranged together for the new redevelopment purpose.
  • Once that particular piece of land is developed, around 48-60% of the land is given back to the original owner.
  • The entire national capital has been divided into 15 zones, out of which 6 zones come under LPP and the greatest one is L-Zone, Dwarka in which more than 4-5 lakh housing units are supposed to be developed.

LPP, when implemented properly can generate around 20,000-25,000 hectares of high utility land. The LLP has the potential of reconstructing and redeveloping low residential zones and actualizing the vision of MPD-2021.


The Incredible Advantages of LPP at a Glance:

  • The LLP will entirely put a full stop to the land acquisition policy while further preventing the rise in land prices.
  • In the past, land acquisition policy did not have any transparency and farmers were left with unfair compensation for their land.
  • The LLP will strengthen and empower the public-private relationship while reducing the role of DDA to that of a facilitator only.
  • The LLP will accelerate and speed up the mission of turning Delhi into a smart city while redeveloping these villages as per the standards of MOD-2021.
  • The LLP will also bring a boom in the employment opportunities in the real estate sector. As the construction work goes up, need for workers increases.

After the nod to the land pooling policy for the 89 villages, the Delhi government will not be in need to purchase land from the Delhi Development Authority for developing facilities like stadiums, industrial areas, electrical sub-stations, old-age homes, hostels, schools, etc. The LPP principally aims at getting individuals or a group of agriculture land-owners – residing in urban villages on national capital’s periphery – to pool their land and render it to the DDA.


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DDA land pooling policy approved

The Ministry of Urban Development has approved the regulations for land pooling policy in Delhi, which will pave way for the development of about 100 residential projects across the outer part of the capital.

The policy of Delhi Development Authority (DDA) was approved with five amendments, according to officials in the urban development ministry. The amendments include timely external development of necessary infrastructure by the DDA, enabling farmers in paying the development charges, ensure mandatory housing for economically weaker sections (EWS), transparency in allotment of returnable land and full utilisation of approved floor area ratio (FAR).

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New Delhi, Jan 15 (PTI) Leader of Opposition in Delhi Assembly Vijender Gupta has written to the Union Urban Development Ministry seeking to authorise Delhi Development Authority (DDA) to implement Land Pooling Policy, claiming it will provide cheaper houses to 20 lakh families.

In a press release, Gupta alleged that the Delhi government is intentionally not implementing this scheme and, therefore, lakhs of families are not getting cheaper houses and farmers are not getting remunerative prices of their land.

“Standing Committees of South Delhi Municipal Corporation and North Delhi Municipal Corporation had given their approval to urbanise 89 villages of the capital. Map prepared by DDA based on this approval of municipal corporations, was sent to Revenue Department of the Delhi government for verification of relevant khasras and for issue of notification.

“Delhi government has kept matter pending intentionally so that Union government is not able to claim credit for providing cheaper housing to the poor,” the BJP leader alleged.

He also claimed that DDA wanted to declare 95 villages of the national capital as a development area for their development but Delhi government does not want this to happen.

“Delhi government is creating a number of obstacles in the matter. That is why notification to declare 89 villages as urbanised villages have not been issued so far.

“For the reason, number of legal hurdles is coming in the way of developing these villages as a scheme of Union government to provide houses to 20 lakh people is intentionally blocked by Delhi government,” he said.

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The Delhi Metro is set to add 104km to its network after the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet on Friday gave the much-awaited clearance to the six-line fourth phase that will boost connectivity to the Capital’s outskirts, the airport and south Delhi.

The Delhi government had in May given in-principal approval but the Centre returned the file, as it didn’t make a provision for the project’s funding. The cabinet cleared the financial arrangement and in six years, the Metro would have six more lines, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said.

The project will cost Rs 50,000 crore. Usually 70% of the funds come through loan and the remaining 30% cost is borne equally by the Delhi government and the Centre.


Delhi Metro will expand its reach further with six lines in Phase 4. The new lines will intersect the existing lines at crucial junctures and bring people living in outer areas closer to city’s heart. In May, the AAP govt gave an in-principle approval to the phase 4 project but the Centre returned the file saying they needed to give financial approval first. The six lines will be completed by 2022. These lines, in addition to the 140km being added in Phase 3, will decongest central and southern parts of the city. The Airport Line is connected only with the Yellow Line. Phase 4’s Aerocity-Tughlakabad Line will give passengers more options to get to the airport.

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Janakpuri (West)-RK Ashram Marg: 28.92km Stations: Krishna Park Extn, Keshopur, Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar, Peeragarhi Chowk, Peeragarhi, Mangolpuri, West Enclave, Deepali Chowk, Madhuban Chowk, Rohini East, Prashant Vihar, North Pitampura, Haiderpur, Mukarba Chowk, Bhalaswa, Majlis Park, Azadpur, Ashok Vihar, Derawal Nagar, Rajpura, GG Sabji Mandi, Pulbangash, Sadar Bazar, Nabi Karim, RK Ashram Marg.

Tughlakabad-Terminal 1 (Aerocity): 20.20km Stations: Tughlakabad, Tughlakabad Railway Colony, Anandmayee Marg Junction, Tigri, Khanpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Saket G Block, Saket, Lado Sarai, Mehrauli, Kishangarh, Masoodpur, Vasant Kunj (Sec-D), Mahipalpur, Delhi Aerocity, Terminal 1.

Rithala-Narela: 21.73km Stations: Rohini Sec 26, Sec 31, Sec 32, Sec 36, Sec 37, Barwala, Pooth Khurd, Bawana Industrial Area 1, Bawana Industrial Area 2, Bawana, Bawana JJ Colony, Sanpath, New Sanath Colony, Anaj Mandi, Narela.

Inderlok-Indraprastha 12.57km Stations: Dayabasti, Sarai Rohilla, Ajmal Khan Park, Nabi Karim, New Delhi, LNJP Hospital, Delhi Gate, IG Stadium, Indraprastha.

Mukundpur-Maujpur: 12.54 km Stations: Burari Crossing, Jagatpur Village, Surghat, Khajuri Khas, Bhajanpura, Yamuna Vihar, Maujpur.

Lajpat Nagar-Saket G Block: 7.96 km Stations: Saket-G Block, Sheikh Sarai, Chirag Delhi, GK-1, Andrews Ganj, Lajpat Nagar.

We are now future oriented and lines have been planned in the areas where traffic is expected to grow,” Sisodia said. The DMRC would submit a progress report to the cabinet every month. Once the Centre’s gives all-clear, the project would be completed in six years.

The six lines are – Rithala –Narela, Inderlok–Indraprastha, Tughlakabad–Aerocity, Lajpat Nagar– Saket G-Block, Janakpuri (west)-RK Ashram and Mukundpur-Maujpur.

While sending the file to the Centre in May, the Delhi government said the fund commitment would be cleared by the cabinet later. The Centre returned the file but after Friday’s nod, it would be sent back to the urban development for final approval after which tenders will be called for construction work.

Phase 4 network is expected to have a daily ridership of 850,000. These lines, in addition to the 140km being added in Phase 3, will decongest central and southern parts of the city. Phase 3 will get operational in a staggered manner. The first launch is expected sometime later this month and the last in September. The new lines will expand the Metro network to 434km and 308 stations. The daily ridership is likely to go up to 6.3 million from the current 2.8 million.