Government clears Transit Oriented Development plan (TOD ) for Delhi
- Union Government approved the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy for Delhi to address the issues of pollution, congestion and lack of housing for the poor and middle class
- Transit Oriented Development (TOD) policy is expected to recast Delhi's landscape as part of review of Master Plan for Delhi - 2021
- TOD is a key policy initiative for low-carbon, high-density and compact living spaces. The TOD zone would comprise approximately 20 percent of Delhi’s overall area
Key features of the Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Policy :-
- Under the TOD policy, the Floor Area Ratio (FAR ) for constructions around mass rapid transit systems (MRTs) like the Metro has been doubled which will help to address the issues of traffic congestion and shortage of housing in Delhi and allow more vertical constructions.
- Earlier the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) was up to 250 per cent while now the Floor Area Ratio (FAR) would be 400 which will allow more floors in a building that is required to address lack of land availability.
- The TOD policy shall be adopted for development within the Influence Zone (extending up to 500 metres on both sides of mass rapid transit system (MRTS corridors)so that the maximum number of people can live, work and find means of recreation within walking/ cycling distance of the MRTS corridors/ stations.
- TOD will not be applicable in the Lutyens Bungalow Zone, Civil Lines Bungalows Area, Monument Regulated Zone, Zone 'O' (around the Yamuna river) and Low Density Residential Area.