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.

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.