DELHI METRO TO CLEARLY DEMARCATE ITS ‘INFLUENCE ZONE’ ON WEBSITE; THOSE APPLYING FOR BUILDING NOCs TO BE BENEFITED
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) will have a dedicated link on its website from tomorrow, which will clearly demarcate the ‘influence zone’ of the Delhi Metro, an area along the Metro corridors within which a ‘No Objection Certificate (NOC)’ is required from DMRC for sanctioning of building plans.
As per rules, the ‘influence zone’ of the Delhi Metro comprises of an area of 11 metres on either side of the edge of the Metro structures. Any building plan within this area needs an NOC from DMRC. Therefore, a user friendly link will be available on the website – www.delhimetrorail.com from tomorrow where the ‘influence zone’ along Metro corridors for the presently operational sections as well as Phase 3 and Phase 4 extensions will be demarcated on the Google Earth platform.
By the help of this link, any individual or municipal body planning to apply to DMRC for NOC will clearly know whether the plan requires an NOC from DMRC at all or not. This will save time for all the stakeholders involved. This step has been taken as part of the Government of India’s ‘Ease of Doing Business’ initiative.
The Delhi Metro presently operates on a network of 213 kilometres. In a year’s time, the network will expand to almost 400 kilometres and will cover most parts of the National Capital Region (NCR). In such a scenario, this link will be extremely beneficial since anyone applying for an NOC will know beforehand whether his building plans falls within the influence zone or not.
DMRC’s Managing Director, Dr. Mangu Singh will operationalise this link tomorrow at Metro Bhawan in the presence of other senior officials of the organisation.