NEW DELHI: Lieutenant Governor V K Saxena on Tuesday approved the allotment of five acres of land in Okhla to the MCD for setting up solid waste management facilities. Following the L-G’s approval aimed at enhancing the city’s waste management infrastructure, the DDA will oversee the transfer of lease rights and possession of five acres out of the 20-acre land parcel, they said.
The 20-acre land parcel was originally allocated to the NDMC on a perpetual lease basis. This transfer will adhere to the provisions outlined in the Master Plan for Delhi 2021, the officials said. “The request for this allocation came from the MCD commissioner to the vice chairman of DDA on October 10 last year. The L-G’s approval underscores the condition that MCD must honour all terms and conditions specified in the Demand-cum-Allotment letters issued by DDA to NDMC, as well as the lease deeds executed with NDMC,” an official said.
The five-acre land parcel allotted to MCD also has structures like an administrative block, staff quarters, etc. and a park which would help MCD cut costs of developing it. The LG has been insisting that land allotment for any developmental or infrastructure projects in Delhi is not held ransom to red tape and delays, the officials said.