Delhi will get 3 smart cities in 2015. In the next few months, work will begin on three smart cities, with 20 lakh flats built in an organised urban set-up equipped with all amenities and guided by technology.
The smart will be built in extension of Dwarka in southwest Delhi, Rohini and Narela in the northwest — these cities will be modeled after the group housing concept, with uninterrupted power, water and wi-fi connectivity.
Hospitals, schools, commercial complexes, green spaces and energy-efficient structures would be the other features.
“There are four zones in the city which will be developed on the concept of smart cities. These cities would have world-class infrastructure and facilities. The scheme is likely to take off early 2015,” DDA vice-chairman Balvinder Kumar as published in HT
private developers will build the cities and the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) infrastructure. These will come up on 20,000-24,000 hectares — simply put, each new sub-city will be the size of Dwarka.
The cities will scale new heights. Norms have been modified to allow residential blocks to rise as high as 24 floors, sources said. At present, apartment blocks can only go up to 12 floors.
Regulations of land polling had been approved by the DDA and the Delhi government had already initiated the exercise of changing the land use from rural to urban, sources said. The regulations have been sent to the urban development ministry and once they are approved, work will begin.