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Delhi Master Plan 2041

Date: 12 June 2021 Tags: Infrastructure

Issue

The Delhi Master Plan 2041 was given the nod by Delhi Development Authority. It will be implemented after suggestions and objections from public.

 

Background

The master plan is a document that provides a vision for the city in the future. It is developed by the landowning agency of any city.

 

Details

  • The plan will provide recommendations and analysis regarding the city based on factors such as housing, economy, population, land use, community facilities etc.

  • Delhi’s current Master Plan expires in 2021 and the new plans will be valid for the next 20 years looking at the current conditions.

  • Considering the amount of migrant population, the new plan will work towards incentivising the rent economy including paying of parking spaces.

 

Tackling environment pollution

  • To reduce vehicular pollution, it will recommend switching to greener alternatives as well as public transportation.

  • It also tries to address the quality of water from Yamuna river, along with other sources such as wells, lakes, ponds, drains etc.

 

Difference from 2021 plan

  • It will aim at developing more open areas for green developments and habitat development. There is also emphasis on decentralised work spaces.

  • Efforts are made to improve the night-time economy by organising cultural festivals, sports, retail stores, facilities etc. There are also plans for night-life tour.

 

Challenges

On ground issues such as political opposition, lack of funds, corruption, bureaucratic hurdles, lack of resources create problems for implementation.