The Delhi Development Authority or the DDA was established in the year 1957 as per provisions contained in Delhi Development Act. The main aim of its incorporation was to secure and promote the development of the capital city in India. Due to the efforts of DDA, the Indian capital city has taken giant strides in its growth.
Currently, the city is home to millions of people. Some of them have been residing here since their forefathers first migrated to this place. And few have migrated recently for employment and other business purpose.
The Delhi Development Authority looks into all aspects of development of the city. The DDA had drawn up a Master Plan in the year 1962 and it was expected that the plan would bring about uniform and balanced development of Delhi by improving upon the housing market.
It was decided that residential areas would be created having all the modern amenities. And these residential complexes would be ‘self-contained’.
Over the years the DDA or the Delhi Development Authority has formulated its policies and schemes to better the city in whatever possible way it could. It aims at living up to the challenge of the ever changing needs of the people of the city.
Statistical facts about Delhi Development Authority (DDA)
As of 2009, the DDA had already acquired 67354.88 acres of land. Out of this, the area of land that has already been made use of is 59504 acres of land.
Allotment of land by DDA
Out of the total area of land it acquired, it allotted different area of land for different purpose. Given below is detailed information about the same –
- Industrial purpose – 3250.45 acres
- Residential property- 30713.95 acres
- Delhi Noida bridge – 87.50 acres
- Road Narela Project 2- 281.91 acres
- Land for govt. and semi govt. projects – 10512.73 acres
- Cooperative Societies – 5806.15 acres
- Slum development – 6583.31 acres
- Road Narela Project – 14.38 acres
- Horticultural purpose – 8890.70 acres
Delhi Development Authority (DDA) – Areas of operation
The DDA undertakes a wide variety of responsibilities in the development of Delhi. The areas of operation include the following –
Purchase as well as dispatch of land is taken care of by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA). This applies not just to the residential land but also commercial, institutional as well as industrial land.
Planning revolves around city plans as well as sub city plans. Some of the aspects that are worked upon include transportation, traffic management in the city, environment management plans etc.
Housing needs of the people of Delhi are taken into account by the DDA. It undertakes several housing projects that everyone can afford. So, it launches housing projects that cater to the people belonging to the different income level groups.
The DDA plays a vital role in sports too. It takes care of the sporting complexes, stadiums, and golf courses etc that are in the city. It is also into searching and training of budding sports personalities in the city.
The well maintained gardens you see around the historical monuments and in other parts of the city are due to the DDA. The Delhi Development Authority is responsible for protecting and maintaining the green areas in the city.
The DDA has also been entrusted with the responsibility of restoring as well as preserving the many historical monuments that we get to see in most of the places in the city. This holds true in case of both Old as well as New Delhi.
The DDA or the Delhi Development Authority plays an instrumental role in the maintenance of the capital city of the country. And it won’t be wrong to say that it has contributed immensely to the growth of the city over the years. Not only that, it has always played a vital part in preserving the rich cultural heritage of the Indian capital city.