To facilitate construction of residential and commercial projects on smaller land parcels, the Haryana Government has revised norms across the state. In addition to this, the state government has also revised area norms for Deen Dayal Jan Awas Yojana (DDJAY) across the state including Gurgaon.
Welcoming the move, officials from Department of Town and Country Planning (DTCP) said that this will help in curbing illegal development and construction in most of the urban areas of the city and will keep a check on the property prices too.
The new norms, however, have been revised on the basis of area and the zone in which it falls. According to it, the zones have been divided on hyper, high, medium or low.
The new norm says, “In case of residential plots, the minimum area required for construction on Hyper Zone is 25 acres. While in the high zone it is 20 acres, in the medium and low zone it will be 15 and 10 acres. In the past, it was 100 acres each for hyper and high, 15 acres for medium and 10 acres for low.”
In case of a group housing project, the revised norms allow construction on 5 acres of land in Hyper zone followed by 4,2 and 1 in high, medium and low zone.
For industrial plots, the construction needs to be done 25 acres in the hyper zone, followed by 20 acres, 15 acres and 10 acres in High, medium and low zone.
Speaking on the above, RS Bhath, district town planner said, “With this move, a lot of smaller land parcels can now be developed without any interruption. Also, the extension of DDJAY scheme in Gurgaon means more affordable housing in the city.”
A spokesperson of Haryana Government informed that as of now, they will be putting the above notification in the public domain for the next 30 days so that the residents and stakeholders can put their objections/suggestions on the same. After then only, the revised norms will be finalized.
The move will also increase the demand and supply of residential units in the city and will also reduce the property price in Gurgaon, suggests expert.