The Delhi Master Plan 2041 was given the nod by Delhi Development Authority. It will be implemented after suggestions and objections from public.
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 Delhi Master Plan 2041
- 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 incentivizing the rent economy including paying of parking spaces.
- The Master Plan will be able fulfill various provisions of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) like:
- SDG 6- Clean water and sanitation.
- SDG 11- Sustainable cities and communities.
- SDG 14- Life below water.
- SDG 15- Life on land.
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 organizing cultural festivals, sports, retail stores, facilities etc. There are also plans for night-life tour.
- Lack of access to basic services of water and sanitation and other facilities.
- Other issues included legality of some of the properties, narrow access roads, congestion, conflicts between commercial and residential uses, quality of drinking water and water logging.
- Vulnerability and risks related to disasters such as fire, earthquakes, etc.
- Lack of coordination between multiplicity of agencies like DDA, Delhi Jal Board, Flood and Irrigation Department, and various municipal corporations.
- The challenge of multiplicity of agencies needs to be dealt with by the government. This will increase coordination and cooperation among these agencies.
- There must be a strict adherence to plans for cleaning of water bodies and drains which has been a challenge for agencies in Delhi for years. Dumping of waste in the Yamuna river also needs to be strictly regulated.