New Delhi: To provide housing avenues for urban migrants and urban poor, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday gave final approval to Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs) and Dynamic Parking Norms. The decision was taken in a virtual DDA meeting under the chairmanship of Anil Baijal.
“To create vibrant, sustainable and inclusive affordable rental housing avenues for urban migrants and urban poor, the Authority has given final approval for Affordable Rental Housing Complexes (ARHCs). The proposal has been taken up in line with the Operational Guidelines for ARHC Scheme, issued by the Govt. of India,” an official informed.
The authority had given its preliminary approval for ARHCs in March this year. Following which, public notice was issued for inviting objections and suggestions. As per the DDA, the objections and suggestions received were placed before the Board of Enquiry and Hearing. It will now be forwarded to the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, GOI for its consideration and final notification.
As the proposal gets final approval, ARHCs can be built on Privately Owned Land/ Land owned by Govt. Agencies/DE appointed by Govt. Agency on priority basis. It will also be applicable on plots auctioned by DDA where the developer wishes to use the purchased plot for ARHC.
As per the approved norms, the Housing Complex will consist of a mix of Dwelling Unit (Single bedroom/double bedroom) and Dormitory of 4/6 beds including all common facilities. “A maximum overall FAR of 50% over and above the permissible FAR is also being provisioned, free of charges, to incentivize the concept of ARHCs in Delhi,” the official said.
After ensuring accessibility to all the eligible beneficiaries, ARHC occupancy will be granted on the basis of License Deed. The tenure of License Deed will be minimum three months and maximum three years.
Apart from the ARHC, the DDA also given its final approval for Dynamic Parking Norms in Delhi. According to the DDA, the Policy has rationalised the parking norms of Delhi to cater to the current and future requirements of the city.
Under the revised norms, parking norms at residential projects will be based on number and size of dwelling units instead of built-up area. Parking norms have been enhanced for Banquet Halls as well.