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Home ministry laid India’s 1st transit oriented project; Delhi to get tallest tower

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On December 26, 2019 home minister Shri Amit Shah laid the foundation stone of India’s first transit-oriented development (TOD) project. Under this project state of the art infrastructure zone including Delhi’s tallest tower (161 m) will be built. The tower will be built in eastern part of Delhi at Karkardooma and is named as ‘East Delhi Hub’.Foundation laid for country's first transit-oriented development projectEast Delhi Hub:

i.The hub was approved by the DDA (Delhi Development Authority) in December 2014 to promote the use of public transport over private vehicles. The hub will be spread over 30 hectares, and will be built in the next three-and-a-half years.

ii.Hub location: the hub will be built around existing 2 Delhi metro railway stations at Karkardooma– on the Delhi Metro Blue line and Delhi Metro Pink Lines.  It will also include a green area, a 48 storey signature tower in the 1st phase of the project.

iii.Land ownership: the land is owned by the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and it has selected National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) to implement the project’s 1st phase.

iv.Land use: The project will have mixed-land use, 70% residential, 20% commercial and the remaining 10% for civic amenities. Housing facilities for the economically weaker section (EWS) will also be done.

v.As per NBCC data, 4,526 residential units would be built, and 1,108 in the 1st phase, besides 2,088 units for EWS (522 for EWS in phase-I).

vi.Hub design: The hub has been designed by C P Kukreja Architects with an organic growth design in the area giving the appearance of lotus hub. The TOD project will have central massive green lung of about 10 acres, inside it.

vii.Other features of the hub: Near the metro station, a huge plaza will be designed, schools, dispensaries, gymnasia, cultural centres and library etc will also be built inside the tower.

Minister of Home Affairs(MoHA):
Founded- 15 August 1947.
Headquarters- New Delhi.
Minister of State(MoS)- Shri G.Kishan Reddy & Shri Nityanand Rai.