Environment, Economy, Mobility, Heritage: Key Areas In Draft Master Plan For Delhi 2041
Greener atmosphere with safety norms, vibrant financial system, improve mobility selling cleaner fuels and rejuvenation of heritage cloth of town are among the many key areas encompassed within the draft Master Plan of Delhi 2041.
The draft Master Plan of Delhi or MPD 2041 has been made out there on the web site of the Delhi Development Authority and public recommendations and objections have been invited, a senior DDA official stated.
“The release of the Master Plan for Delhi 2041 coincides with the 75th year of India’s Independence. India is poised to become the third largest economy in the world by 2050 and its growth trajectory is increasingly being defined by cities that contribute 60 per cent of the GDP.
“The authorities has elevated the concentrate on city growth by embarking upon a complete programme for deliberate city growth in 2014, designed to convey a few transformative change within the lives of individuals with inclusive, participative and sustainable method,” reads the draft plan.
Focus areas that find mention in it are – environment, water, critical resources, mobility, housing, built environment and public places, heritage assets, vulnerability, economic potential, and monitoring and evaluation.
In the environment area, the draft plan envisions to minimise vehicular pollution through key strategies, including adoption of mix-use transit-oriented development (TOD), migration to greener fuels for public transport, and water quality improvement to be taken for river Yamuna and various natural drains, lakes and baolis, the draft plan reads.
The draft MPD 2041 also highlights the topographical vulnerability of Delhi, which “falls in seismic zone 4 and is beneath excessive threat of earthquake, incidents of fireplace outbreaks and flooding”.
“High constructed densities, poor high quality and age of constructed inventory additional will increase the vulnerability. The COVID-19 pandemic introduced into focus the necessity to create self-contained and mixed-use areas with decentralised infrastructure,” it added.
The Master Plan for Delhi is one of the key instruments that facilitates Delhi’s development by assessing the present condition and guiding how to achieve the desired development. The anchor agency for the master plan is the DDA.
The process of preparation of the Master Plan of Delhi 2041 was initiated in 2017, and it remained on track in spite of the lockdown and other restrictions on account of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The draft also incorporates the heritage assets of the city, saying “Delhi is a cultural capital and has a lot of heritage belongings. Peservation of belongings and their adaptive reuse are to be promoted for stopping degradation and lack of historic belongings and cloth”.
Implementation of the plan is the collective responsibility of all agencies involved in the development of Delhi, including the central government, various departments of the government of Delhi, service providers, landowning agencies, regulators, and local bodies, among others, it says.
The first Master Plan for Delhi was brought into effect in 1962 under the Delhi Development Act of 1957, followed by the Master Plans of 2001 and 2021, each of which is an extensive modification of the respective previous plan document.
“These plans had been ready for 20 years’ perspective intervals and supplied a holistic framework for deliberate growth of Delhi.
The MPD 2041 is a ‘strategic’ and ‘enabling’ framework to information future progress of town, constructed upon the teachings learnt from the implementation of the earlier plans,” the draft says.
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