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Construction : Web Exclusive | January 2013 | Source : Construction Update

DUAC seeks Rs 1 bn for projects

Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) has sought Rs 100 crore from the union urban development ministry to undertake various development projects in Delhi.

The projects include site-specific design for wards and a vision for Delhi, improvement of slums, gardens and development of high rises along metro corridors.

This marks a change in the role of DUAC, which is known for approving or rejecting proposals on structures that might affect the skyline or aesthetic quality of Delhi.

The commission is now going to take a more active role in planning and designing of Delhi's urban spaces and has already initiated the process of roping in experts from the fields of architecture, town planning and urban designing as consultants.

Civic agencies such as the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) are unhappy with the DUAC's plan and believes it is 'overstepping its mandate'.

It may be noted that the DUAC was created by an Act of Parliament with a clear mandate. DUAC Chairman Raj Rewal said it would get experts to work with them and come up with urban designs that could be followed by civic bodies.

 
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