DDA: Pubs out of residential area

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NEW DELHI: After getting thousands of shops sealed, the DDA has proposed Uniform floor area Ratio(FAR) on shop-cum-residence plots.

“The DDA has proposed a uniform floor area ratio (FAR) on shop-cum-residence plots after taking into consideration the views of market associations, traders, RWAs and other stakeholders for amendments to the Delhi Master Plan 2021”, said Union Urban Development Minister Hardeep Singh Puri.

Amendments are made in Delhi Master Plan 2021, to provide relief to traders from sealing. The Ministry has come up with a plan to shift pubs, clubs and restaurants from residential areas.

In Floor area ratio (FAR) the key recommendation include augmentation of infrastructure services such as water and sewage by service providing agencies. On Tuesday the proposal will be placed in DDA’s authority meeting and if it gets approved, it’ll be presented before the supreme court.

The Minister of Housing and Urban Affairs, Hardeep Singh Puri said ,“The outdoor unit of air-conditioning shall in no case extrude from the plot line/or to be placed on the rooftop. Exhaust ducts shall not open directly towards public lane or face other residential plots. Restaurants, pubs shall not be allowed on residential premises as part of mixed use.”

Thousands of shops are sealed on orders of a SC appointed monitoring committee. Puri stated that he is very serious about finding a solution to the problem and the disruption caused to citizens will be minimized.

The master plan includes uniform norms for utilisation of basements in all shop-cum residential plots. The local body, in consultation with traffic police shall conduct traffic assessment and prepare a plan for these areas, as the proposal mentions. As per the parking policy local body shall impose street parking charges.

President of East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, B S Vohra, said, “The federation supports the shifting of pubs, clubs and restaurants. But, without improving infrastructure, the DDA should not allow basements for commercial use”, says President of East Delhi RWAs Joint Front, B S Vohra.

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