Delhi

DDA amends city’s master plan to save gyms

Decision was taken at a meeting chaired by L-G Anil Baijal

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday approved the amendments to the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD-2021) to include fitness centres, gyms and yoga centres, officials said.

The decision was taken at an authority meeting chaired by Lieutenant-Governor Anil Baijal who is also the DDA Chairman.

While stating that new fitness and wellness centres shall only be allowed on the ground floor and basement, a statement issued by the DDA read, “Considering various representations received for continuation [fitness centres] have been allowed to continue considering their role to make the Fit India Movement a success.”

“The development of basic public, semi-public facilities along with general commercial facilities could not keep pace with growing population resulting in the increase of mixed use. The mixed use policy aims to balance the socio-economic need and the impact of the said activity in the residential area,” the statement added.

At the meeting, the proposal to amalgamate 1,000 low-income group (LIG) flats in Narela to 500 “in-pair” flats was also approved. “Two adjacent LIG flats will be allotted in pair to a buyer with the permission to amalgamate in one with an approximate plinth area of 99.8 sqm and at the approximate cost of ₹45 lakh,” the urban body said.

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