address the growing problems of pollution, congestion and shortage of housing
stock for the poor and middle class in Delhi, the Ministry of Urban Development
has approved the Transit Oriented Development Policy (TOD) for Delhi. Minister
of Urban Development Shri M.Venkaiah Naidu has cleared the Policy which is
expected to recast Delhi’s landscape as part of review of Master Plan for Delhi
is a key policy initiative for low-carbon,
high-density, compact, mixed land use and sustainable development by
minimizing travel time for citizens, promoting use of public transport,
reducing pollution and congestion, creating
more homogeneous neighborhoods, having work places near residences, creating
public amenities within walking distances and providing safe environment
through redevelopment along MRTS (Mass Rapid Transport System) corridors in the
significantly higher FAR (Floor Area Ratio) of 400 will enable vertical
construction that is required to address shortage of land availability
policy shall be adopted for development within the Influence Zone (extending up to 500 metres on both sides of MRTS corridors),
so that maximum number of people can live, work and find means of recreation
within walking/ cycling distance of the MRTS corridors/ stations. However,
TOD will not be applicable in Lutyens Bungalow
Area, Monument regulated zone, Zone ‘O’ (around river Yamuna) and Low
Density Residential Area. TOD zone would comprise approximately 20% of Delhi’s
provisions of TOD Policy include:
Redevelopment in TOD zone will be incentivized by providing significantly
higher FAR of 400 on the entire amalgamated plot being developed/
redeveloped. However, these higher norms
can be availed only for plots of area of 1 Ha or more for which a comprehensive integrated scheme has to be
prepared. In contrast, the minimum scheme area for undertaking redevelopment
outside TOD zone is 4 Ha. Within an approved scheme area in TOD Zone,
development can be taken up in phases for minimum plot size of 3,000 ㎡
Minimum scheme area for development by Mass Rapid Transit System (MRTS)
agencies such as DMRC, Rapid Rail Transit System (RRTS) and Railways will be
FAR may be availed only through Transferable Development Rights (TDR), for
schemes larger than 1 Ha.
approved layout plan of a scheme will be included in influence zone if more
than 50% of the plan area falls inside the influence zone.
will be mandatory to use a minimum of 30% of overall FAR for residential use, a
minimum of 10% of FAR for commercial use and a minimum of 10% of FAR for
community facilities. Utilization of remaining 50% FAR shall be as per the land
use category designated in the Zonal Plan. For example, in residential use zone,
of the remaining 50% of overall FAR, at least 20% will be for residential use
and other uses are permitted up to 30%. Similarly in commercial use zone, of
the remaining 50% of overall FAR, at least 40% will be for commercial use and
other uses are permitted up to 10%.
shall be a mix of Housing types for a wide range of income brackets within
communities with shared public spaces/ greens/ recreational facilities/
amenities, which will minimize gentrification and create more community
residential component covering 30% FAR shall wholly comprise of units of 65 ㎡
area or less. Out of these half of the FAR, i.e. 15% of the total FAR, has to
be used for units of size ranging between 32-40 ㎡.
Over and above this, an additional mandatory FAR of 15%, i.e. FAR of 60 has to
be utilized for Economically Weaker Sections (EWS). The size of EWS units will
range between 32-40 ㎡.
This is a significant pro-poor and pro middle class measure which will further
the objectives of ‘Housing For All’ Mission.
example, in a 1 Ha (10,000 ㎡)
plot, the permissible FAR of 400 amounts to 40,000 ㎡.
Out of this, it will be mandatory to provide 30% i.e. 12,000 ㎡
for units of 65 ㎡
area or less. Out of this 12,000 ㎡,
50% i.e. 6,000 ㎡
has to be used for units ranging between 32-40 ㎡.
Over and above these, it shall be mandatory to use 15% of permissible
FAR i.e. 40,000 X 0.15 = 6,000 ㎡
for EWS units ranging between 32-40 ㎡.
Thus, in a TOD development/ redevelopment on 1 Ha area, 18,000 ㎡
(45%) of built up area has to be used for providing housing units for the poor
and middle class.
of land shall be used for roads/ circulation areas. 20%
area for green open space shall be kept open for general public use at all
times. Further, 10% area of green area may be for exclusive use.
agencies have been exempted from providing the mandatory 30% residential
component which is part of the TOD norms applicable to all other Developer
single window clearance system shall be adopted for approval of TOD projects.
Increase in safety especially for women
and children using public transport or walking at night shall be facilitated
through changes in key Development Code aspects such as revised setback norms,
dispensing with boundary walls, having built‑to‑edge buildings with
active frontages which provide ‘eyes-on-the-street’, etc.
will notify the regulations containing the details for operationalisation of