June 10, 2017

Land Pooling Policy

Know the L Zone

According to the Master Plan Delhi (MPD) 2021, the entire national capital has been divided into 15 zones for the actualization of Smart City Concept. Out of all these, 6 zones are on the policy of land pooling, and therefore provides the impetus for the solid revival of property scenario in Delhi. The 6 zones are to be developed close to the boundaries of Delhi while strategically incorporating certain parts of outer Delhi into them.

The most talked-about L zone in Dwarka is going to be the next big thing in the business. With the never-before boom of real estate in Dwarka L Zone, this will work as a great inspiration for both the government and the real estate developers to bring in world-class housing projects.

Salient Features, Location & Boundaries of L Zone

The L Zone Dwarka Covers an estimated land area of 22,979 hectares and is circumvented by-

  • The National Capital Territory of Delhi boundary on its southern and western sides.
  • Approximately 46 villages fall in this zone
  • NH-10 / Rohtak Road and Railway line in the North
  • On the fringe of Zone ‘K’, mainly comprising of Dwarka Sub- City in the East
  • A large part of Planning of Zone ‘L’ forms a part of the Najafgarh Drainage basin that is a sub basin of Yamuna River.
  • L Zone has 7 protected forests / green areas.
  • 2 major institutional campuses of Para Military Forces are also there in the zone
  • The presence of reputed land developers in the L Zone puts it on the cutting edge

Land Pooling Policy (LPP) & Master Plan Delhi (MPD) 2021

The current population of the National Capital Delhi is 1.7 crore, and by the end of 2021, it might reach 2.5 crore. The current land infrastructure provides residences to only 1.5 crore people. To meet these challenges, Master Plan Delhi – 2021 is formed. The purpose of this plan is to redesign Delhi in such a way that it provides residences to around 10 million people. Keeping in view the same, DDA has come up with a land pooling policy which is more popularly known as LPP.

LPP offers farmers an opportunity to move up with smaller size parcels of land and get them tacked together for strategic redevelopment. Once this land is fully developed, its 48-60% part is returned to the land owners. Out of all 15 zones, 6 zones come under LPP. The biggest among these 6 zones is Dwarka L-Zone. Around 4 to 5 lacs housing units would be designed and developed in L-Zone alone.

LPP, when implemented properly, can generate around 20,000-25,000 hectares of high-value land. The policy comes with the potential of redeveloping highly low residential areas to powerfully propel the vision and mission of both MPD-2021 and the concept of Delhi Smart City.  Land Pooling Policy will strengthen the public-private partnership like never before in Delhi. Under Land Pooling Policy, the role of Delhi Development Authority will drastically be reduced only to a facilitator.