Despite enacting the Delhi Industrial Development, Operation and Maintenance Bill, 2010, the Delhi Government has so far not been able to wrest control of 25 of the 29 industrial areas in the Capital city from the Centre-ruled Municipal Corporation of Delhi.

Delhi Industries Minister Haroon Yusuf on Saturday blamed the MCD and the Delhi Development Authority for the delay in implementation of the redevelopment plan for the city's industrial areas. He said despite enacting the new Act, the Government still has control over just four of the 29 industrial areas in Delhi.

“The other industrial areas have not been handed over by the DDA and the MCD to the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC),'' Mr. Yusuf said, adding that the Delhi Government has got the area surveyed and prepared a blueprint for their development.

The new Act has placed immense powers at the hands of the DSIIDC to redevelop the industrial areas and 22 areas with 70 per cent industrial concentration have been notified by the government for redevelopment in accordance with the Master Plan-2021.

The DSIIDC is the agency of the government for development and maintenance of infrastructure in all industrial estates, including those being maintained by the MCD.

The new act empowers DSIIDC to redevelop industrial clusters in non-conforming areas as well.

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