L-ZONE: THE NEW SMART SUB-CITY OF NCR
Since Delhi is the National capital of our country people from all over India come to seek employment and better living here. According to the census, in a span of five to six years around two million people are expected to migrate to the capital. Keeping in view, the need for housing for the expected additional population Urban Development Ministry and Delhi Development Authority decided to develop new zones on the outskirts of Delhi under MPD 2021. The National Capital territory of Delhi has been divided into 15 zones for better administration of development. These zones have been enumerated from A to H and J to P. Eight of the zones fall under urban area, one lies on the riverbed and the remaining six zones fall under rural area.
The concept of DDA L Zone came into existence for the first time when DDA announced Master Plan Delhi 2021. As per the Master Plan Delhi 2021, DDA proposed a new Zone L in Dwarka which is located in South West Delhi.
The basic objectives for planning Zone L under MPD 2021 are upgradation of infrastructure, rendering improved accessibility and connectivity to both rural and urban extension and also preserving of natural resources and eco-system.
Location and Area:
The L- zone covers an area of 22,979 hectares. It is surrounded by NH-10/ Rohtak road, a railway line in North, Zone K in the East that mainly comprises of Dwarka sub –city and on the south and west it is surrounded by the National Capital Territory of Delhi boundary.
While Najafgarh is one of the major urban cluster there are others like Tikri Kalan, Dhansa, Jharoda Kalan, Jasfarpur Kalan etc that make for major rural settlements. There are approximately 46 villages that fall under this Zone.
What is L Zone?
The Delhi Development Authority has taken an initiative to work upon the Master Plan of L Zone to facilitate the growing need of housing in Delhi. The L Zone is located in South- West Delhi and spread over 22,979 hectares of land. It is in close proximity to IGI Airport, Dwarka Sec-21 Metro station & Dwarka Expressway and is advantageously positioned between Dwarka and Gurgaon. Therefore, the L Zone is expected to give a spur to the slow and stagnant real estate market of the capital region.
The authority has divided National Capital Territory of Delhi into 15 zones among these L Zone has the largest share with Najafgarh as the only census town of the zone under the development plan. Currently, various zones are open for buying of land and has received a good response from housing societies and private developers in terms of investment plans. While few have already bought land there are others who are trying to get necessary approvals from the authority.
Once all the necessary approvals are made, the L Zone land owners will submit the land to DDA. Out of the land submitted 40 percent of the total land area will be taken up by the authority for the development of roads, sewage, drainage and various other civic amenities. DDA has reserved 900 acres of land to build a huge water reservoir.Once these amenities are developed the real estate developers will be allowed to execute their plans laid out for construction in the Zone.
As far as buyers are concerned there are two categories of buyers under the plan- (a) land buyers and (b) home buyers. The land buyers should have a thorough knowledge of land pooling policy and should buy the land which is under the residential zone. On the other hand, the home buyers or individual investors who are interested in the real estate development taking place in this national region must ensure that necessary approvals have been obtained by the developer. According, to the latest update land pooling policy has been approved but the process of surrender and approval of individual project is still awaited.
Creation of Smart Sub- Cities
Under the land pooling policy, the land surrendered will be clubbed for holistic development which would lead to creation of several sub-cities. The land owners can also pool the land through mutual agreement and present it as one large unit of land to DDA. As per the prescribed blueprint DDA has earmarked in the zonal plans that how the area is to be used in a specific manner by the developers. There are nine land usage categories that includes residential, commercial, industrial and transport, utility, public and semi-public facility, recreational among others. It is mandatory on part of developers and DDA to ensure that the prescribed guidelines to Smart Cities by the Government of India are followed.
The smart sub-cities will have 24 hour water and power supply, high-speed Wi-Fi connectivity, Transit- Oriented Development Model, efficient solid-waste management system and green buildings.
According to the experts, out of all the zones, two zones L and N are ideal for the smart city project. Both the Zones L and N have the required physical and economic characteristics to evolve as self-sufficient smart sub-cities. The L- zone which is next to Dwarka is the largest among all the zones with maximum area under its cover.
The Zone is said to have Public and semi- public facilities like:
Healthcare Facilities– A hierarchy of healthcare facilities such as hospitals have been proposed to meet the requirement of 20 lakh population of the zone. Also, a provision for 5 hospital bed per thousand population will be made therein.
Educational Facilities– For optimum utilization of resources and available education infrastructure a need to formulate policies and norms have been recognized in the Master Plan. Also, land measuring approximately 53.6 hectares is to be kept for higher education.
Sports Facilities– A site of about 17 hectares already exists in the zone for Sports Training Institute. New sports facilities will be provided in the zone under the hierarchy of divisional Sports Centre
Communication Facilities– Two plots measuring 2500 sq. mtr each for Head Post Office and two plots for Telephone Exchange measuring 2500 sq. mtr are to be provided. Remote subscriber units within 3km each of 300 sq. mtr shall also be provided in the sector.
Safety and security facilities- Adequate number of police stations, police posts and police lines shall also be provided.
Victorian Group: The Spear headers at L Zone
Victorian Group is a Delhi centered professional real estate group focused on residential and commercial property development. The Victorian Group has spear headed the L Zone with its new housing project Victorian Privilege which is located in L Zone Dwarka. The project offers luxury amenities and features at affordable price with apartments of various sizes for sale. Here are few excerpts about the Victorian group and its project Victorian Privilege in L Zone gathered from Parveen Saraswat, MD, Victorian Corporation:
Q. Can you brief us about the Victorian Group and the philosophy behind the group?
A. Victorian Group is a Delhi based professional real estate group that focuses on residential and commercial property development. Our group has earned a reputation among the premiere builders in the country. We at Victorian aim at accomplishing greater heights and deliver the best to the customers which enables us to reach for a new level of performance each time and set new benchmarks in the real estate industry.
The philosophy behind the group is that we strongly believe in creating an Ethical and Credible Real Estate Brand that aims at value for customers, employees and all stakeholders.
Q. What are the achievements of the Victorian Group?
A. We have delivered nearly 50 lakh sq. ft. of constructed space in 20 different projects all over Delhi NCR and other towns as Co-operative Group Housing Scheme group and various housing projects, hotels, malls etc. We have also worked with award-wining architects and designers delivering premium projects built from original, eye- catching designs that innovate, inspire and above all instill pride of ownership there by demonstrating our affinity for detail and finish.
Q. What makes for the stand apart quotient for the Victorian Group?
A. We believe it is the quality of our construction and excellence in service which differentiate us in the market place paving our way towards continuous growth.
Q. Tell us about your upcoming project in the L Zone? What are the options available under your project?
A. Victorian Privilege is our new residential project located in DDA L Zone Dwarka which is an upcoming smart city in South West Delhi. We have luxurious and spacious fully furnished 2, 3 & 4 bedroom apartments in L Zone as well as in Dwarka Phase 2 at a highly affordable price.
Q. What are the future prospects of investment in property in the L ZONE?
A. According to me buying property in L Zone is probably the best long term investment option available in Delhi. The Victorian Privilege in L zone provides for a hot property option in terms of affordability and location. We are well-aware that property at such a reasonable price is a rare scenario in Delhi being the capital. But here is a smart city in offering that not only provides home at a reasonable price in Delhi but also gives competition to the real estate projects in Noida and Gurgaon that is too pricy to be afforded by a commoner. The location of the project gives an edge to the L zone as it is well connected to Gurgaon, IGI Airport, South Delhi and Dwarka Expressway.
Mr. Parveen Saraswat is an expert organization builder, Sales and Marketing expert with a powerful background of building brands in real estate industry. He is associated with the real estate industry for more than ten years. With a strong ability of sales and business development, he has successfully marketed more than 10 Million sq. ft. of commercial and high end luxury residential space in Delhi NCR region. Mr. Saraswat believes in overwhelming his clients with their deliverables by constantly providing delectable after sale service, making post-possession experience profoundly memorable.
With such rapid urbanization, NCR is set to become a mega polis. Delhi is bound to become smarter with these proposed smart sub-cities. Therefore, one should have an eye for the housing bonanza which DDA is all set to unleash with 20 Lakh residential units which are coming up on the outskirts of Delhi with world class infrastructure turning it into a mini- Delhi in the making.
©Property For Sale Magazine / Yr. 2015 / Vol.6 Issue. 5 / Published