DDA approves construction of new flats for MPs in central Delhi

New Delhi: Paving the way for the construction of flats for Members of Parliament in central Delhi, the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) approved a proposal to include a government residential colony as a redevelopment area under the zonal plan.

The proposal was approved in a meeting on Tuesday along with DDA’s annual budget for ₹7,933 crore for the financial year 2022-23.

The meeting, chaired by Delhi lieutenant governor (LG) Anil Baijal, approved budgetary allocations for various ongoing projects for the next financial year. However, no new projects were announced.

The area where new housing for MPs is proposed is located along Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Pandit Pant Marg in central Delhi. A senior DDA official aware of the development said, “Currently, it has CPWD [Central Public Works Department] flats, which are in a very bad condition. Earlier, the area was not included in the zonal development plan.Now this area can be taken up for redevelopment.”

On Tuesday, Baijal tweeted, “Inclusion of multi-storied flats along Baba Kharak Singh Marg and Pt. Pant Marg under Redevelopment area in Zonal Development Plan (ZDP) for construction of multi-storied flats for Hon’ble Members of Parliament (Lok Sabha) for final notification by the MoHUA (ministry of housing and urban affairs).”