New Delhi: As the deadline for submission of development plans for 25 notified non-compliant industrial areas draws closer, the Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) may take the blame on its shoulders. According to the authorities, the work must be completed by June 30.
The redevelopment of non-compliant industrial areas is one of the key projects of the industries department and the Delhi government hopes that it will create six lakh new employment opportunities in the next five years. It is one of 20 key initiatives the Delhi government announced in its “Rozgar budget” a fortnight ago and at the first review meeting chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday. These initiatives are likely to collectively provide 20 lakh new jobs to the citizens of the capital.
A senior Delhi government official said that while the responsibility of preparing the development, which includes maintaining space for roads, drainage, waste disposal facilities, treatment plants and other base, rests with factory owners in each industrial zone and civic agencies, DSIIDC can carry out the work as a “custodian” job. Details of the project are expected to be discussed with Industry Minister Satyendar Jain soon, and officials said work would begin as soon as the government gives it the go-ahead.
The 25 notified non-compliant industrial zones have about 51,000 units, which employ more than 16 lakh. As these areas have more than 70% factories, successive governments have notified them in batches since 2005. However, the issue of development of the development plan has been pending for several years now.
In accordance with the provisions of the Delhi-2021 Master Plan, each industrial area must have a direct access road of at least 18m right-of-way while 10% of the areas must be reserved for surface parking, additional 10% for loading and unloading sheds. , 10% for infrastructure needs such as a police station, fire station and pumping station, while 8% must be reserved for parks, among other facilities.
A Delhi government official has confirmed that the owners of the factories will have to surrender their land for the development of these facilities, which is a prerequisite for the regularization of these areas. “This is probably the reason why the associations and companies in the industrial zones were not able to prepare the development plan to know who would convince the owners of the factories to give up their land. We are trying to find a solution to these problems,” the official said.