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DDA clears uniform FAR on shop-cum-residential plots

NEW DELHI: After taking into consideration the views of market associations, traders, RWAs and other stakeholders for amendments to the Delhi Master Plan 2021, the DDA has approved a uniform floor area ratio (FAR) of shop-cum-residential plots. FAR is the ratio of a building's total floor area to the size of the plot of land on which it is built.
"The anomaly regarding the differential norms for mixed-use has been streamlined and uniform FAR shall now be permitted in all shop-cum-residential plots or complexes prevailing pre-1962 (before Notification of MPD-1962) and Post 1962. The FAR shall be as permitted for residential plotted development as stipulated in the MPD-2021," said an official. He added that the move will provide relief to around 15 shop-cum-residential markets in the city.
The three MCDs, on the orders of a Supreme Court-appointed monitoring committee, has sealed thousands of shops in the national Capital. The Delhi Development Authority has also approved a proposal for shifting of pubs, clubs and restaurants from residential areas.
The proposal also states that parking has to be provided as per the provision of MPD-2021.
In case parking cannot be provided within the plot, the local bodies concerned shall identify and develop the land for providing shared or common parking. In the absence of any land for the parking in the vicinity, such complexes or street shall be declared as the pedestrian shopping street, it adds.
There will also be uniform norms for utilisation of basements in all shop-cum residential plots. The proposal states that the local body, in consultation with traffic police, shall conduct traffic assessment and prepare a plan for these areas.
"In no case, parking of vehicles shall spill over in common public area, adjoining spaces or residential colonies. The proposals for amendments to the Master Plan was approved in DDA's authority meeting by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal," said an official.
To cater to the footfall of visitors and vehicles in such areas and complexes, the parking and other infrastructure services e.g., water, sewage etc., shall be augmented by the concerned service providing agencies.
In case the parking cannot be provided within the plot, the concerned local bodies shall identify and develop the land for providing shared / common parking. In the absence of any land for the parking in the vicinity, such complexes or street shall be declared as
"Pedestrian shopping street or areas". On-street parking charges shall be levied by the concerned local body as per parking policy, he said. Amount collected on account of various charges will be credited to an escrow account to be used exclusively for augmentation of infrastructure facilities and amenities like parking, public toilet, water supply, he said.

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