Time has come to lodge a petition for the approval of Land Pooling Policy, knowing that the Delhi government is sitting idle and not doing the most necessary thing that has the potential to rewrite history in the availability of affordable houses for the middle class. We are also urging the government to urbanize those 95 villages which would become the basis for the development of 25 lakh houses. Following are some pointers why we need to petition this Land Pooling Policy case and why these villages need to be urbanized.
• The whole virtue of Master Plan Delhi 2021 is based on the concept of land pooling and urbanization of villages. The credibility of this plan can be understood by the fact that a global association of experienced professional planners called as International Society of City and Regional Planners (ISOCARP) has acknowledged it by giving it an award in 2008 for the highest level of urban development planning.
• 25 affordable flats are at stake with the Land Pooling Policy. Out of these, majority will go to middle class or lower class people.
• From the last decade, since people cannot afford the sky rocketing prices of houses in Delhi, they are forced to get relocated in NCR like Noida, Greater Noida, Faridabad etc.
• Owning a dream house has become increasingly difficult to the state and central government officials who have worked throughout their life in Delhi and for its betterment, but sadly after their retirement they either have to relocate to some periphery zone or go to their native place without having a slightest chance of buying a house where they have worked for decades. Thus, these policies become even more important as the sentiments of people are getting involved here.
• People who working and living in Gurgaon and Delhi has to face several challenges of commuting and safety issues. Thus, having a home and that too a desired one would make life much easier for them.
• It would end the unplanned development which is going since ages in Delhi. The problems of unauthorised societies, random buildings and then problems of further development because of them, all these are add-on land pooling policy benefits .
• Apart from 2-2.5 million houses, the DDA has joined hands with the private developer entities to bring a civic infra with world class