Sub: Objection to MoUD committee for slums / NCMP-DMP imperatives for housing for the poor, ridge and riverbed and intervention for stopping imminent demolition

Member, MoUD Committee for slum-free Master Plan (for favour of circulation to all members of the committee)

Sir / Madam

This is to bring to your attention existence of ‘slum-free Master Plan’ or, more accurately, statutory Delhi Master Plan (DMP) with adequate solution for the slum problem through housing for the poor, enforcement of which has been sought by citizens since 2000.

As requested of various previous committees, it is requested of you to ensure that this committee:

  • is not in conflict with duly constituted expert group for slums / housing for DMP revision, and
  • makes suggestions better than and not short of existing DMP entitlements / solutions for slums.

In view of NCMP commitments, you are also requested to ensure:

  • expected budget for social housing is not diverted to ‘alternatives’ inferior to DMP solutions, and
  • no slum demolitions are effected in view of NCMP promise / constitution of committee and, in this regard, seek immediate communication to PS Vasant Kunj where slum demolition is imminent.

Thanking you,

Yours sincerely,

Gita Dewan Verma / Planner...

cc: Secretary MoUD