NEW DELHI: Delhi Development Authority will start inviting objections and suggestions on the farmhouse policy from next week. According to sources, the public will have up to 90 days to respond to the proposal for regularizing over 2,700 farmhouses in the city by re-designating them "country homes".
After the period for getting objections and suggestions is over, the proposal will be examined by the board of enquiry and returned to DDA, which will send it to the urban development ministry for final notification. Sources said the process will be speeded up and the final notification is likely within four to six months.
The policy, which has been in limbo for years, was approved by DDA in early August. Farmhouse owners will have to pay hefty compounding charges to legalize their properties. The charges are yet to be decided.
The policy document tabled before DDA states: "All existing farmhouses in the proposed urban extension area that had come up prior to February 7, 2007 and also those where sanctions had been sought prior to February 7, 2007 but accorded later than that date by the regulatory authority shall be regularised as country homes".
The proposal for enhanced floor-area ratio for motels — from the current 15 to 175 — was also approved for final notification and publication in the gazette. Motel owners will be able to carry out twelvefold expansion with the revised FAR.