NEW DELHI: With the consultative process of drafting the Masterplan for Delhi (MPD) 2041 now complete, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) will soon place the document in its board meeting for approval, before sending it to the Centre for its go-ahead and gazette notification.
The DDA advisory council, headed by lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, reviewed the draft MPD 2041, which was finalised after incorporating the suggestions and objections received from the public. The council consists of elected representatives from the Rajya Sabha and the Lok Sabha, municipal councillors, officers from central and Delhi governments, and experts from the field of urban development and planning.
The draft MPD 2041 was approved by the authority, DDA's apex body, on April 13, 2021 and placed in public domain on June 9, 2021, which was followed by extensive consultations with various stakeholders and citizens. Officials said more than 33,200 suggestions were received and a number of them were incorporated in the draft plan after the Board of Enquiry and Hearing approved them.
According to officials, most of the valuable suggestions provided by the members had already been included in the plan. The new suggestions that came up on Monday were noted down and will be suitably incorporated in the draft MPD 2041, they added.
"The suggestions, largely related to environment, economy, shelter and social infrastructure , mobility and physical infrastructure, spatial development strategies etc, were deliberated upon by the advisory council in detail," the LG tweeted, adding that the DDA vice-chairman was to consider the suggestions given by the council members for including them in the MPD and to place before the authority "expeditiously".
DDA officials said 14 meetings of the Board of Enquiry and Hearing were held in October and November last year. Public, civil societies, NGOs, residents welfare associations, market associations, federations, professional bodies, government agencies and political members submitted their suggestions and the draft was modified.