In the wake of recent amendments in Master Plan of Delhi, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) in a communication sent to Mr. Hardeep Puri, Union Urban Development Minister has sought several clarifications for want of which the people of Delhi are in a confusing state to avail the benefits of amendments in Master Plan.

CAIT Secretary General Mr. Praveen Khandelwal in the communication has said that for LSC, FAR is provided as 350 but it is yet to be clarified as to what will be the exact ground coverage on each floor. LSCs are free hold properties because when the plans were sanctioned, it was owned by one person. The property has changed hands several times and as of now, there are co owners also in the properties.The co owners should also be allowed to file their applications separately to get it regularized.

Mr. Khandelwal further said that it is yet to be made clear whether conversion charges are applicable on special area comprising of walled city, Karol Bagh, Sadar Bazar, Paharganj etc. The status of special area is also yet to be defined to protect the same from sealing. Clarity is required for protection for Building and markets prior to 1962. Status of markets of L&DO also needs to be clarified from protection point of view. Since 2007 to till date much has been changed in Delhi and as such re-survey of roads is necessary for further notification of roads.

He also said that since the business paradigm in Delhi has changed, the 24 categories in small shops should be abolished and size of small shop should be enhanced to 50sqm instead of current 20sqm. Colonies like Greater Kailash, Green Park, South Extension which were built by DLF should be considered as Rehabilitation Colony at par with other colonies of DLF. In proportion of growing need, ample parking space should be developed in consultation with Trade Associations. Facility of Bar should be allowed in only Restaurants working in residential areas as one of the basic fundamentals of fine dining.

He has also drawn the attention of Mr. Puri towards early notification of 351 Roads and urge him to defend the same strongly in the Supreme Court.

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