Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Re-Development of the Seven Government Colonies to Increase Green Area Coverage by about 3 times the Existing Green Space


Compensatory Plantation of trees to be done in the Ratio Of 1:10 Resulting in Enhanced tree Coverage area


Re-Development of all the Seven Government Colonies Done with Complete Adherence to Environmental Sustainability and Green Building Concepts

Posted On: 21 JUN 2018 1:26PM by PIB Delhi

The redevelopment of the seven colonies viz. Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and Thyagaraj Nagar     will lead to an increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area and the compensatory plantation of trees will be done in the ratio of 1:10 thereby resulting in enhanced tree coverage area. The re-development of the seven colonies is been done with complete adherence to environmental sustainability and green building concepts and special care and attention is being given towards retaining maximum number of existing trees and incorporating them in large cluster as an integral part of landscaping design scheme.

 

There have been misleading press reports in the media regarding felling of trees in the context of redevelopment of the above mentioned government colonies which are not only factually incorrect but also ignore the magnitude of compensatory efforts undertaken to not only increase the tree count but also efforts made for substantial increase in the green space area in the redeveloped colonies.

 

 As regards to felling of trees, the following facts are highlighted:

  • With the design of multi-storied residential/commercial blocks, the effective ground coverage has drastically reduced; enabling more space for the green area. Green area of 10,69,235 Sqm is being proposed in the conceptual plan of all the seven colonies against the existing Green Space of 3,83,101 Sqm.  in these colonies.   Thus about 3 times more green space shall be available. — Refer Annexure-I

 

  • All the trees are not being cut.   Only 14,031 nos. trees are to be cut out of the existing trees of 21,040 nos.   Moreover, against the 21,040 nos. of existing trees; 23,475 nos. of trees shall be available in these colonies during/after the Re-development (saving of 6,834 nos., transplantation of 1,213 nos. and new plantation of 15,428 nos.). — Refer Annexure-II.

 

  • Besides the above, compensatory plantation of trees is being carried out in a ratio of 1:10, i.e. ten trees are being planted against the loss of one tree.   Thus 1,35,460 (one lakh thirty-five thousand four hundred sixty) trees shall be planted which will create an "Urban Forest" thus generating oxygen and reducing the pollution level in the city. - Refer Annexure-II.

Apart from the special efforts for protection, preservation and replantation of  trees as given above, the upcoming complexes are being developed according to “Green Building Concepts”, zero waste discharge and environmental sustainability by the following measures:

  • Ground coverage restricted to 15-20% against the existing ground coverage of 50%.  The green area will be 50%.
  • Plantations/transplantation as green barrier along boundary to cover main roads.
  • Orientation of houses as per sun path to avoid heat gain in the building and green terraces to mitigate heat gain.
  • Solar panels used for renewable energy. The total solar power generation in the 7 GPRAs will be 5,654 KW.
  • Solid waste/Waste water will be collected, segregated and treated in-house and reused for horticulture purposes and flushing. Solid waste will also be used as manure for horticulture. 
  • Rainwater harvesting system for recharging the ground water.
  • Use of recycled material from construction and demolition waste to be used in construction of structures such as kerb stone, footpath tiles, etc.

 

The upcoming complexes are being developed by providing green spaces, with lush green trees around the constructed building.   An example of the same is the development of New Moti Bagh Complex and East Kidwai Nagar Project.

 

 Ministry's endeavour has been to provide exemplary models of development for the future generations. Change is inevitable and so is the need of the hour for the city. With utmost care and respect towards our natural environment, all measures are being taken in the planning and designing of these colonies to construct a Green Project with "Griha Certification". As such green cover and sustainability of environment is adequate and appropriately ensured after the redevelopment of Seven Colonies.

 

Annexure – I    - Details of Green Areas

 

GPRA

Plot Area (Sqm)

Original Ground Coverage

Ground Coverage after redevelopment

Existing green area

Green area after redevelopment

 

%

Area (Sqm)

%

Area (Sqm)

%

Area (Sqm)

%

Area (Sqm)

Nauroji Nagar

101010

67

67677

31

31313

13

13131

47

47475

Netaji Nagar

442405

61

269866

25

109656

14

63512

53

233917

Sarojini Nagar

1030479

64

659506

26

267924

14

144267

49

504935

Mohamadpur

36818

35

12886

15

5431

38

13991

43

15703

Kasturba Nagar

213715

55

117543

17

36332

18

38469

41

87623

Sriniwaspuri

296230

55

162927

25

74058

30

88869

50

148115

Tyagraj Nagar

54900

27

14823

15

8301

38

20862

58

31467

 

2175557

 

1305228

 

533015

 

383101

 

1069235

 

 

Annexure – II  - Details of Trees

 

GPRA

Plot Area in Acres

Trees originally available

Trees to be cut

Trees to be planted/remain in the same place

Compen -satory plantation

Total

Trees saved

Trees Transplanted 

New Trees to be planted

Total

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

 10= (8+9)

Nauroji Nagar

24.96

1513

1465

48

150

250

448

14650

15098

Netaji Nagar

110

3906

2315

1416

175

4450

6041

21450

27491

Sarojini Nagar

254.64

11913

8322

 

3591

546

8235

12372

83220

95592

Mohamadpur

8.03

562

363

199

20

350

569

3630

4199

Kasturba Nagar

52.81

1203

723

480

150

400

1030

5730

6760

Sriniwaspuri

73.14

1594

750

844

165

1667

2676

5850

8526

Tyagraj Nagar

13.3

349

93

256

7

76

339

930

1269

Total

536.88

21040

14031

6834

1213

15428

23475

135460

158935

 

 

 

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