NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab Provides Comments for the Delhi Land Policy

NIUA-CIDCO Smart City Lab shared comments on the New Delhi Master Plan Chapter on Land Policy and the Regulations for Operationalisation of Land Pooling Policy. The recommendations focused on:

  • Reducing land acquisition and transfer of land to the government through the policy as it goes against the principles of land pooling.
  • Recognizing the complexity of the land pooling process and enabling the DDA’s critical transformation from a developer into a facilitator for that process.
  • Reducing the multiple approval processes at the different stages of development for plans and layouts.

Overall, the comments question the policy’s deviation from its objective of using the land pooling method for maximizing citizen engagement and eliminating land transfer to the government.