The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is planning three new sub-cities on 631 hectares of land in Rohini, Dwarka and Narela.

A total of 259 hectares of land has been identified in Rohini, 218 hectares in Narela and 154 hectare in Dwarka.DDA vice-chairman Arun Goel said, “The project has been approved by the ministries and departments concerned in a meeting held around a week ago.”The housing agency has invited consultants for preparing a detailed report for the project.The new cities will be built on the concept of transit-oriented development (TOD). It means that the area will have accessibility to public transport such as Metro trains and DTC buses.Secondly, markets will be built in a way that people do not have to depend upon personal vehicles to reach there.There will also be space for office complexes.A senior DDA official said the newly-developed sub-cities will be a complete Wi-Fi zone.

“Our focus is on ensuring that this area is developed like a green zone. There will be enough space for parks and plantation will be done along the roadside,” he said.

According to a rough estimate, it will take around 4-5 years to complete the project.

“A major problem that Delhi is facing is that our roads are designed in a way that they are car-friendly and not pedestrianfriendly. We want to reduce people’s dependency of personal vehicles, therefore, we will also explore the possibility of building a cycle track in these cities,” he said.

Sources in DDA said that it is expected that the consultants will submit their report in the next three months.

DDA will first examine the report for Dwarka followed by Narela and Rohini. The process will take around three months.

Thereafter, it will go for scrutiny by the higher officials of the authority. Once approved, DDA will invite tenders for starting construction of the project.

“It is expected that in sixmonths time, DDA will be in a position to start the construction,” he said.DDA claims that it will provide 24-hours electricity in the new sub-cities.

The agency will also rope in specialists to prepare a plan so that streets are designed in a way that there are no traffic jams in the inner lanes of the locality.


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