Irrelevant Delhi master plan will be revised: Kamal Nath

November 10th, 2011 - 6:36 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Nov 10 (IANS) Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath Thursday said that the proliferation of illegal colonies in the capital is a result of the “irrelevant” Delhi Master Plan 2021 that will be revised next year.

“Around 50-60 percent of Delhi Master Plan is irrelevant, as a result of which several colonies have sprung up in the capital. The plan will be revised in 2012,” said Nath.

“It is easy to draft a plan in a walled office but such plans must be made in keeping with the ground realities,” added the minister, who was present at the launch multilevel automated parking lot in south Delhi’s Sarojini Nagar.

Nath said that it is difficult to remove people who have been living in the city for the past 25-50 years.

“The recent illegal construction will not be spared,” he warned.

Pointing to the rapid change in the capital, the minister said: “Delhi is bearing the brunt of progress and development due to which its infrastructural capacity has exhausted.”

He further indicated that the Delhi Special Laws Provision Act will be extended with suitable modifications to safeguard the interests of genuine persons.

Delhi’s Master Plan 2021 specifically provides for strategies for housing for urban poor as well as to deal with the informal sector.

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