E-waste park, AIIMS revamp among key infra projects to get Delhi Development Authority push | Delhi News

NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Tuesday paved the way for a first-of-its-kind e-waste management park in the national capital.
The authority, in its meeting chaired by lieutenant governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, cleared changing the land use for four major infrastructure projects, including redevelopment of All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as a world-class medical university, establishment of the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) headquarters, and construction of a electricity sub-station at Kashmere Gate for Delhi Metro, apart from the eco park project.

In the meeting, the first to be chaired by Saxena, who is also the DDA chairman, the final approval was granted for the change of land use for a 21-acre plot from “residential” to “utility” to set up the eco park at Holambi Kalan village in Narela.
The purpose, DDA stated later, is management of e-waste in Delhi through formal recycling, ensuring that all waste electronic and electrical equipment is collected, stored, dismantled and recycled in an environmentally sound manner. “The activities will target small- and medium-scale enterprises clusters involved in e-waste recycling. This will be first of its kind in Delhi,” DDA said.
Public notices were issued inviting objections and suggestions from the public for the change, and they were placed for the authority’s nod. The approved final recommendations will now be forwarded to the Union housing and urban affairs ministry for final notification.
The authority also gave its nod to the proposal to facilitate the redevelopment of the AIIMS campus over around 197 acres as a “world-class medical university”. The project comprises five land parcels and modification was made in the zonal plan of zone F prepared under Master Plan for Delhi 2021 for earmarking the campus area.
“The vision is to create a smart and sustainable campus, which meets all present and future requirements of healthcare, education and research. The campus master plan will include a new hospital with 3,000 beds, academic and research buildings for multiple graduate and postgraduate programmes, and new hostel blocks,” DDA said.
The authority also changed the land use of a 1.7-acre plot in Vasant Vihar for establishing the NDRF headquarters. Created under Disaster Management Act 2005, the force has no permanent office space. “With expansion, NDRF is facing great difficulty to interface with its 16 battalions and 28 regional response centres across India. Due to non-availability of proper office space, it is difficult to install National Emergency Communication Plan,” DDA said.
A land-use change was also made in zone O for an electric sub-station at Kashmere Gate, which will help in providing power for Delhi Metro’s train operations.



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