Delhi: Kathputli model for Kusumpur Pahadi | Delhi News

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NEW DELHI: Following the model of the Kathputli settlement, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has initiated the in-situ rehabilitation of six clusters of slums in the city under the public-private partnership (PPP) model. It has already taken charge of the redevelopment of the Kusumpur Pahadi cluster, next to Vasant Vihar in South Delhi.
Estimated at a cost of Rs 770.3 crore, the project will see the construction of 2,800 EWS apartments for residents of Kusumpur Pahadi on nearly 19 acres. DDA has launched a call for proposals to select the private partner for the project, which is to be completed within three years. The rehabilitation component will then be transferred to the authority.
Facilities such as internal water supply, sewage, solid waste management, internal roads, storm sewers, internal and external electrification, horticulture works and other community services will be developed with the apartments.
There will also be remunerative or commercial components. Instead of developing and handing over the rehabilitation component to DDA, the private developer will be granted the right to recoup the investment through the sale of the income-generating component. Of the total area of ​​over 18.9 acres, approximately 4.5 acres with FAR 300 have been proposed to be given to the developer as freehold for residential, commercial or public use depending on the financial viability of the project.
However, parking standards and other development controls for the specific use must be respected. Thus, if the FAR is used for commercial purposes, three equivalent automotive space standards must be followed and if residential units are developed, parking standards as well as density standards – 200 dwellings or 900 people per hectare – must be followed. be followed.
If the developer builds smaller sized housing units in the income component, they will be allowed to build them as long as the maximum density standards are met, with the flexibility to use the FAR balance. The promoter may sell the remunerative component on the open market.
Although the developer is free to design the spaces on the site, DDA advised to provide green spaces between the housing blocks. Sites for facilities such as a primary school and a shopping center should be on the lower level of blocks or face the main road to have direct access without disrupting residential areas, the RFP says.
The other five clusters of slums where DDA will carry out similar projects are Sectors 18 and 19 of Rohini, Kirti Nagar, Shalimar Bagh and Dilshad Garden. The total number of slums in Delhi is 675, of which 499 are on central government land. The DDA has identified 23 clusters for rehabilitation.
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