MCD approves layout plan

MCD approves layout plan

In a major move to shift industries functioning in residential areas, Delhi Industries department on Friday managed to get a layout approval from MCD for the new industrial area at Bhorgarh, also known as Bawana-II.

As per the Industry Minister Ramakant Goswami, 4,472 entrepreneurs running their industrial unit in non-conforming or residential areas can now set up their factories at the new industrial area.

In 1996, Supreme Court had directed to close down industrial units functioning in residential areas of Delhi. To avoid large scale unemployment and other related problems, acting on humanitarian grounds, the court had agreed to the proposal of the Delhi government for relocation of industries from these areas to conforming zones by developing new industrial areas and flatted factory complexes. 

“The Industries Department has so far allotted industrial plots to 22,499 under the government’s Scheme of Relocation. In 2005-06, the Delhi government allotted industrial plots to 4,472 entrepreneurs at Bhorgarh,” said Goswami. He added that 2,900 entrepreneurs had made payment for the plot but could not set up factories since MCD had not given its approval to the layout plan for the development of the industrial area.

To facilitate the entrepreneurs in obtaining loans from financial institutions, the minister also announced that last date for making payment by the remaining entrepreneurs, has been extended to February 29, 2012.