Master Plan Delhi 2041

Draft Master Plan of Delhi 2041 was made open for public scrutiny for next 45 days. It will serve as blueprint for development of Delhi for next two decades.

What the document focuses on?

Master Plan document focuses on environment and tackling pollution. The plan also allows private developers to offer in land-pooling scheme for the first time.  It aims:

  • To make Delhi liveable & safe,
  • To provide better economic opportunities,
  • To offer housing for all. It emphasises on affordable & rental accommodation.
  • To redevelop old areas of Delhi.

What it suggests for natural hazards?

In a bid to address challenges faced during pandemics, earthquakes & floods, it has suggested for periodic safety audits to ensure structural safety and to establish a Delhi Disaster Response Force.

Regeneration scheme for high-risk zones

MPD 2041 proposes for decentralised workspaces, creation of open areas & public spaces, better habitat design & green-rated developments in order to reduce vulnerability to airborne epidemics & other such diseases and to reduce dependence on mechanical ventilation systems.

Background

Preparation of draft MPD 2041 started in 2017. It continued through the lockdowns amid COVID-19. The plan will be GIS-based. Thus, zonal plans have been prepared after digitally mapping every service, land use and infrastructure. It has been prepared by Delhi Development Authority. It is an ‘strategic’ and ‘enabling’ framework which will guide the growth in Delhi. It has been prepared by eliminating loopholes of previous plans of 1962, 2001 and 2021.

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