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DDA to involve private players in Delhi Master Plan 2021

NEW DELHI: The Delhi Development Authority is mulling adopting the public private partnership model to construct big projects and will focus on engaging individuals to help in the development of projects in Master Plan for Delhi 2021.
"A critical reform has been envisaged in the prevailing land policy and facilitating public - private partnership," a senior official observed.
The Authority found that there has been a paradigm shift from land acquisition to the requirement of private participation in the acquisition and development process.
To bring forward this reform, DDA has formulated a draft policy to enable the Planned Development of Privately Owned Lands.
The policy will enable development of the privately owned land parcels through spatial planning and facilitation of basic infrastructure services, thereby integrating these parcels with the adjoining development.
The proposed policy will enable private land owners to develop their land holdings in conformity with the land use as per prevailing plans.
"The draft policy would be placed in public domain to inviting objections/suggestions and, thereafter, the policy would be finalised incorporating the same," the official said.
Reviewing the policies, the DDA found that with time, the need of private participation is growing.
Officials noted that to undertake development of the city, private partnerships are much needed.
Senior officials had discussed the matter with Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, who also holds the post of Chairman of DDA.
During the discussion, the cases where the PPP model will be necessary were taken up.
According to sources, Baijal welcomed the idea and asked DDA to make the draft.
To formulate the draft policy, the DDA is likely to take help from experts and lawmakers. The DDA official noted that they believe this new initiative will help the Authority to do more good work.
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