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DDA to construct 80-storey building in upcoming East Delhi Hub

Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has decided to give a new height to ?the ?city by planning an iconic 80-storey building in its upcoming ‘East Delhi Hub’ which will be its first project of Transit Oriented Development (TOD). The project ?has been ?planned on a 30 acre vacant land near Karkardooma and is surrounded by two metro stations, a railway station and an interstate bus terminus.

“Besides 4,800 flats, the hub would have huge commercial and office spaces. It is expected to generate 25,000 new jobs in the city,” said Balvinder Kumar, Vice Chairman of DDA. The project was approved in the board meeting of DDA on Friday. “All the facilities — residential, shopping and work place would be provided in the hub with a focus on maximum use of public transport,” said Kumar.

The authority has appointed National Buildings Construction Corporation Ltd to prepare detailed plan of the project including cost and expected time of completion.

“It will take 5-6 years to complete but exact modalities are yet to be finalised,” added Kumar. If constructed, it would be the tallest building in Delhi, almost three times of the height of the tallest building in the city — Syama Prasad Mookerjee Civic Centre popularly known as MCD building.

Inaugurated in 2010, the MCD building is 102 metres tall with 28 floors but it has only commercial spaces.

The project would be spread out around 500 metres of the two metro stations. “This will facilitate complete ease of access to the transit facility, thereby including people to prefer to walk and use public transportation over personal modes of transport,” informed Kumar. As per the proposal, the project would be a city level magnet incorporating technology and world class plazas, public space, commercial areas, office spaces, residential areas, restaurants etc.

The upcoming project is next to Karkardooma and Anand Vihar metro stations, ANVT railway station and ANVT bus terminal. The board meeting also approved 4,000 sqm additional land for expansion of Chacha Nehru Hospital, adoption of DDA parks by corporate houses, NGOs or RWAs for maintenance by allowing them to install eco-friendly parks, utilisation of increased FAR by housing societies, policy on green buildings, and Unified Centre for Rejuvenation of River Yamuna.
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