नवभारत टाइम्स | May 13, 2013, 08.24AM IST
पूनम पाण्डे ।। नई दिल्ली
दिल्ली में जो लोग घर खरीदने के लिए डीडीए की अफोर्डेबल हाउसिंग की उम्मीद कर रहे हैं, आने वाले एक-दो साल में उनका सपना पूरा हो सकता है। डीडीए करीब 26 हजार एलआईजी फ्लैट बना रही है। ये फ्लैट द्वारका, रोहिणी और नरेला में बनेंगे। इनके लिए काम भी अवॉर्ड कर दिया गया है। एक साल में इनका काम पूरा हो जाएगा। डीडीए यहां एमआईजी और एचआईजी फ्लैट भी बना रही है।
डीडीए के एक सीनियर अधिकारी के मुताबिक, कुछ दिन पहले ही 26 हजार एलआईजी और 4 हजार ईडब्लूएस फ्लैटों का काम अवॉर्ड किया गया है। जल्द ही इन पर काम शुरू हो जाएगा। ये फ्लैट प्री फैब टेक्नीक से बनाए जाएंगे। इसे 3एस तकनीक कहा जाता है। इसमें सेफ्टी, स्पीड और सस्टेनेबिलिटी (टिकाऊ) ज्यादा है। यह एनवायरनमेंट फ्रेंडली और दूसरी तकनीकों से सस्ती भी है, जिससे फ्लैटों की कीमत कम हो जाती है।
एलआईजी फ्लैट 50 स्क्वेयर मीटर के होंगे। इनमें कवर्ड एरिया 42 स्क्वेयर मीटर होगा। ये सभी प्री फैब टेक्नीक से बनाए जाएंगे। इस तकनीक में दीवारें, कॉलम, बीम आदि पहले तैयार कर लिए जाते हैं। कंस्ट्रक्शन साइट पर इन्हें सिर्फ जोड़ने का काम रह जाता है। इस तकनीक से काम जल्दी पूरा हो जाता है और लागत भी कम आती है।
एमआईजी का काम भी जल्द शुरू होगा
एलआईजी के अलावा एमआईजी और एचआईजी फ्लैटों पर भी जल्द काम शुरू होने की उम्मीद है। द्वारका में 2,000 से ज्यादा एचआईजी फ्लैट बनने हैं। ये फ्लैट 9 से 14 मंजिला इमारतों में बनेंगे। करीब 1100 एमआईजी फ्लैट द्वारका और नरेला में बनेंगे। द्वारका में एमआईजी फ्लैटों पर काम जल्दी ही शुरू होगा, क्योंकि यहां काम का ठेका दे दिया गया है। नरेला में एक महीने में काम अवॉर्ड हो जाएगा। एमआईजी और एचआईजी फ्लैट कंवेंशनल टेक्नीक से ही बनेंगे।
NEW DELHI: A new eight-lane road connecting south Delhi commuters to Gurgaon and Faridabad is expected to come up soon, with the lieutenant governor on Friday giving approval. The 9.05 kilometre long corridor is expected to help commuters from Mehrauli, Greater Kailash, Chhattarpur, Saket etc to avoid jams at NH-8 and NH-2. The decision to undertake the Rs 597-crore project was taken by the urban development ministry, which will also provide the funds for the project, said officials.
“The state public works department (PWD) is undertaking the construction of the double carriageway road from Mehrauli-Gurgaon road to Gurgaon-Faridabad road. The road, called Mandi Road, presently exists as a two-lane road riddled with potholes and is without a central verge. Widening this road will help commuters bypass the congested routes currently available,” said a senior PWD official.
The road will start at Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, go via Gwala Pahari, and terminate at Gurgaon-Faridabad road, proving to be the shortest connect to Faridabad from south Delhi, said officials.”There were some problems with the initial alignment, it has been decided now that the road will bypass Jaunpur village completely, ensuring minimal disturbance to the village. The road will start with 45 metres right of way (ROW), and widen to 60 metres ROW,” added the official.
Consultants, RITES, are conducting the topographic survey, along with soil and material testing and traffic survey.The decision to upgrade this road was taken in a meeting held on August 16 last year by the urban development ministry.”An estimate amounting to Rs 597 crore was forwarded by PWD to Delhi Development Authority on August 29. Of this, land acquisition alone is expected to require Rs 400 crore, while the rest will include civil, electric, horticulture, consultancy work etc,” added the official.
The width of the carriageway on each side is proposed to be 7.5 metres, with an additional service lane of 4.5 metres on each side.
NEW DELHI: Delhi government will now charge Delhi Metro up to 30-40 times more for selling its DUSIB land to DMRC for construction of its Phase-III line. In its latest decision, Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board has decided to sell its land to DMRC as per circle rates. The decision has been approved in principle by DUSIB in a meeting on Saturday. The board is chaired by Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit. The decision will also be applicable on the properties sold to Delhi Health Services.
The new policy would increase the cost of land in Category A areas 35 to 40 times. For now, DUSIB has decided to implement it in 12 projects of which four projects belong to DMRC. In the first case, a 5,286 sqm land (Category D) in Rajouri Garden, west Delhi, that was earlier available at Rs 2.45 crore will now cost Rs 56.23 crore.
Earlier, DUSIB gave its land to DMRC at concessional rates in compliance with GOI orders irrespective of the locality of the plot. A DMRC spokesperson said they are yet to receive the order and hence cannot comment on the matter. Sources in DMRC said that the order, if implemented, will make a major difference to the project cost. “It’s basically transfer of government money from one body to another. If they increase the rates so drastically we will be forced to go back to the Centre for funds,” a senior DMRC officer said.
NEW DELHI: Delhi Government today approved a long-pending proposal to construct around 40,000 low cost flats in the city for distribution among people belonging to economically weaker sections.
The proposal was given a go ahead at a meeting of Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board (DUSIB) chaired by Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit.
The flats will be constructed at Savda Ghevra and Bhalswa area of Jahangirpuri. A 100 acre plot is lying vacant at Savda Ghevra while the size of the land at Bhalswa is around 102 acre.
“Around 40,000 flats for urban poor would be developed at these two sites,” said a senior DUSIB official. The DUSIB is the nodal agency for implementing the slum relocation policy.
The meeting also approved four more projects for construction of around 6,200 flats under Rajiv Awas Yojana and in-situ re-development scheme for Jhugi Jhopri clusters in various areas.
It also decided to distribute 14,000 low-cost flats to slum dwellers by September as their constructions have already been completed.
The flats were built by Delhi State Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation ( DSIIDC) in Bawana, Narela and Bhorgah area with financial assistance from the Union Urban Development Ministry under the JNNURM scheme.
The meeting also gave its nod for construction of a working women hostel at Jhilmil Colony in East Delhi at an estimated cost of Rs 3.74 crore.
“The government is keen to accelerate the pace of allotment of already constructed flats at the earliest. The board has chalked out a schedule to organise camps for different Jhugi Jhopri clusters to determine eligibility of the beneficiaries,” said Dikshit.
In order to make the camps successful, the residents in selected clusters are being informed and educated well-in advance so that they can come prepared with necessary documents.
Officials said around 48,000 flats are under-construction at various sites.
A proposal to construct a commercial-cum-residential complex at Phool Mandi near Town Hall in Central Delhi was also discussed. The complex will come over a plot of around 3 acre which is under possession of the DUSIB.
New Delhi, May 10
Development of unauthorised colonies and rural areas will be our first priority, South Corporation Mayor Sarita Choudhary said today.
Choudhary said that the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) will provide civic facilities like sanitation, roads, dhalao-ghar schools on priority basis. The layout plan for unauthorised colonies will be prepared this year.
“We have already prepared layout plans for four colonies,” she said.
The Mayor said that there are 86 rural and 115 urbanised villages under the SDMC. “In the coming year, we will develop all these villages and provide them with facilities like streetlights, proper drainage system, parks and better health services.
Agency responsible for regularisation of farmhouses, civic amenities.
Twenty-six villages identified as ‘low density residential areas’ under the farmhouse policy have been declared development areas by the Delhi Development Authority. A resolution in this regard was passed at a DDA meeting on Wednesday.
This also means that the DDA will be responsible for regularisation of farmhouses and for providing civic amenities in these areas, moves that were opposed earlier by South Municipal Corporation.
“In order to ensure overall integrated development of urbanisable area under the recently approved land pooling policy as well as planned development of low density areas like farmhouses, country homes, etc, it had become necessary to declare villages identified as low density residential areas as development areas of DDA. This proposal was approved by the Authority on Wednesday,” DDA spokesperson Neemo Dhar said.
The DDA has drawn up a list of 26 villages for development under a policy that seeks to regularise farmhouses built before February 2, 2007, including built-up area beyond permissible limits, by levying penalty charges.
On the issue of sharing revenue from regularisation of these farmhouses — this was a major concern of the municipal corporation — a DDA official said “funds collected through levy for regularisation of existing farmhouses shall be shared by DDA and MCD as per modalities decided by the Centre”.
In another development, city hospitals can now get more floor area ratio (FAR) based on the width of the right of way — of the road outside — and subject to no-objection certificates from agencies concerned.
Instead of categorising hospitals on the basis of area and population, the DDA said hospitals will now be categorised on the basis of available floor area per patient and there will only be one category known as ‘Hospital’ instead of the the existing system of categorisation under the Master Plan 2021.
“Change in the development control norms of hospitals is based on the recommendations of a committee on health care constituted by the Ministry of Urban Development under the chairmanship of Secretary, UD and was approved in the Authority,” Neemo Dhar said.
“For plots on right of way (RoW) less than 24 m, FAR of 250 will be allowed. For plots on RoW from 24-30 m, FAR of 300 will be allowed and for plots on RoW above 30 m, the permissible FAR will be 375. But plots falling under the influence zone of major transport corridors like the Metro and BRT will be allowed 50 per cent more FAR,” she said.
The DDA also approved change of land use — from utility to commercial — in the case of land measuring 27,000 sq m to facilitate development of a Dilli Haat in East Delhi by covering the Shahdara link drain of the Irrigation and Flood Department.
NEW DELHI: YCDeveshwar, the chairman of the hotels-to-cigarettes group, ITC, has bought a bungalow in the tony ShantiNiketan area of south-central Delhi for around Rs 85 crore, making this possibly the most expensive home purchase by a salaried executive of any company in the country.
The deal, struck at a price of around Rs 10.62 lakh a square yard for the two-storied property built on an 800-sq yard plot of land, is also one of the most expensive in Delhi in terms of per sq yard rate. The bungalow, which is lined by trees, has a small garden in the front.
Two persons with direct knowledge of the deal confirmed that the transaction has been completed, the property registered, and that the Deveshwar family will get possession of the house later this month.
People present at the property on Wednesday also confirmed that the house has been sold.
An ITCspokesman refused to comment as it was not a company matter. Deveshwar did not respond to an emailed query.
The seller of the bungalow, Aman Mehta, former chief executive of HSBC India, could not be reached for comment. His broker, however, confirmed the deal. Mehta retired from HSBC in 2003 after a 35-year stint at the bank and currently serves on the board of a number of companies, including Max Healthcare, Wockhardt, Vedanta, Jet Airways, Emaar MGF, Godrej Consumer Products, Cairn India and Tata Consultancy Services. He is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.
Deveshwar joined ITC in 1968 and became chief executive and chairman of the cigarette maker, which has diversified into hotels, retail and FMCG, in 1996, a position he has held for the last 17 years. He has also served as the chairman and managing director of Air India between 1991 and 1994.
As on March 28, he held 24,26,435 shares in ITC, whose market value at Thursday’s share price of Rs 344.45 would be around Rs 83.6 crore. Since January this year, he has sold ITC shares worth Rs 49 crore in two tranches and also bought company shares worth around Rs 26 crore in another tranche. In 2011-12, Deveshwar’s total salary, including perks, benefits and performance bonus, was Rs 9.85 crore a year.
Sources said that this is an all-cheque transaction, a rarity in Delhi’s property market that regularly sees up to half the property’s value paid in cash. In the last two years, Delhi has seen a number of all-white transactions. Monnet Ispat & Energy chairman Sandeep Jajodia had also bought a 2,000 sq yard plot, three streets away from Deveshwar’s house, in an all-white deal.
NEW DELHI: Government departments, public sector undertakings, autonomous bodies and tribunals are set to buy around 600 plush Commonwealth Games Village apartments worth over Rs 2,500 crore from the Delhi Development Authority (DDA), as the authority seeks to populate the riverside colony where hundreds of homes, owned by the rich and famous, remain unoccupied since the 2010 Games owing to legal issues.
In a public auction last year, DDA had raised around Rs 400 crore by selling 87 apartments where the highest bid was Rs 24,192 per sq ft, which the authority will now use as the benchmark price while selling the apartments, a senior official from the ministry of urban development said, requesting anonymity.
“Government bodies, PSUs, autonomous bodies, tribunals and others will be given priority. We have got over 2,000 enquires from within the government organisations,” said the official.
Most of the 87 apartments that were auctioned were bought by public sector banks and insurance companies — State Bank of India, HPCL, ONGC, Punjab & Sind Bank, Delhi State Cooperation Bank, Agriculture Insurance Cooperation of India and National Insurance Company.
Only a few went to private individuals who were outbid by government bodies. According to property listings on sites such as MagicBricks.com, the price of apartments in the complex is Rs 25,000 per sq ft while rates in nearby Mayur Vihar vary between Rs 18,000 and Rs 20,000 per sq ft.
Emaar MGF had barely managed to complete the 11-acre project with 1,168 apartments before the Games in October 2010 due to its financial troubles. DDA then had to step in and buy 333 apartments for over Rs 750 crore at an average rate of Rs 11,000 per sq ft to bail out the developer as well as ensure that the project gets completed in time for the Games. By this time, the developer had sold around 280 apartments to individual buyers.
Some of the prominent buyers include YC Deveshwar of ITC, Justice Vahanvati, cricketer Navjot Singh Sidhu, LK Advani’s son, danseuse Shovana Narayan, lawyer Rajiv Luthra, former finance secretary Ashok Kumar Jha, India’s ambassador to the US Meera Shankar and her husband Ajay Shankar (ex-DIPP secretary), among others. The value of the apartments has more than doubled since they were sold.
Post the Games, the project faced more trouble when it was alleged that Emaar MGF had deviated from the sanctioned plan, and had constructed 17 flats illegally. Since DDA did not give the project a final competition certificate, these 280 buyers did not get possession of their flats. Finally last year, DDA started giving possession to apartment buyers but no one has moved into the complex yet.
DDA had a total of 711 apartments in the village after it had bought 333 apartments to bail out the developer in 2009. Of these, 87 have been sold and the authority will now sell the rest.
Property market observers, however, contest why these apartments are being sold to government departments alone and not to private individuals. “They should be sold through another auction where everyone should be allowed to participate. Nothing like this is available in this area,” says a property consultant, who did not wish to be named.
A day after Newsline highlighted how trucks were forcing their way into tag lanes at the toll plaza on the Delhi-Gurgaon expressway and causing traffic snarls late at night, the Gurgaon police blamed the concessionaire for the mess but promised action against errant drivers.
Gurgaon Police Commissioner Alok Mittal said: “I don’t want to comment on this issue. The wayward way in which the concessionaire has been working is in public domain and everyone knows about the grave concerns about the way the expressway has been constructed. But, if truckers are parking their vehicles in the no-parking zone, we shall look into the matter, and challan errant truck drivers.”
BJP leader Sudha Yadav said: “Why should the common man suffer? Service lanes on the expressway have been converted into parking spots. This issue has been raised many times.”
NEW DELHI: The Delhi High Court has directed a real estate company to return about Rs 15.5 crores to two men who had lent the money to the private firm as business loan in 2010.
Allowing two recovery suits, Justice Rajiv Sahai Endlaw has directed the realtor firm to pay Rs 5,75,17,240 to Satyendra Jain and Rs 9,94,14,041 to Ravi Sharma with 36 percent rate of interest as it was part of the agreement between the parties.
In addition, the court also asked the city-based company to pay 9 percent interest to Jain and 15 percent interest to Sharma on the principal amount of loan.
“A decree is passed in favour of the plaintiff in each case and against the defendants (real estate company and its director)…,” the court said.
The realtor company had entered into an agreement with these persons and taken the business loan in January 2010 and agreed to return the amount by September, 2010, with 36 percent rate of interest.
After the company failed to return the amount within the time fixed and the post dated cheques issued by the company bounced, the plaintiffs had approached the high court.