DDAThe DDA i.e. the Delhi Development Authority plans to revamp the areas around the metro stations under its Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy. The development will turn the areas into residential and commercial hubs. The DDA will run a pilot project for this plan at the metro stations in Vihar Extension, Dwarka Sector 21, Rohini Sector 18, Mukundpur, Sarojini Nagar and INA.

An official said that the people were asked to give suggestions on Transit Oriented Development and the same has been received. The final draft plan will be tabled before the DDA board for sanction after which work on these five locations will commence. All these metro stations are selected due to high footfall.

The decision to revamp the areas close to metro stations is taken to minimize congestion and pollution in the national capital city Delhi. The close to work concept and close proximity to shopping arcades will help in reducing the vehicular traffic.

The private entities will be responsible to develop these areas into residential and commercial hubs and the construction will take place according to the guidelines laid by DDA and Unified Traffic and Transportation Infrastructure [Planning & Engineering] Centre. The decision will be taken in the meeting that will be chaired by Delhi LG Anil Baijal.

The developers will have to form a consortium with other developers if needed and they will also require submission of the layout plans to a committee that will have officials from the land-owning body and local civic authorities. The work on the same will begin under the supervision of DDA after receiving a No-Objection Certificate.

Prior to this, the Transit Oriented Development policy focused on the mixed development but now the populous areas and mixed-use developments close to metro stations is at priority. Apart from this, the development of areas close to railway stations and rapid rail stations is also in the pipeline.

The structures here will have a high floor area ratio in these areas.