New Delhi: The Delhi government has sought 2,800 acres of additional land from DDA to facilitate setting up of new industries besides asking for certain changes in land use in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021, to fuel industrial growth.

The MPD, implemented in 2007, is set to be revised next year and the city government has sent a series of recommendations to the land owning agency seeking easing of restrictions on land use in industrial clusters.

The government, citing a provision in the MPD for use of up to five percent land for industrial use in the city, said approximately 2,794 acres of additional land should be given for setting up of industries in urban extensions.

Officials said the new industrial policy of Delhi government seeks to encourage investments in hi-technology and knowledge-based industrial activities and various changes are needed in the MPD to spur industrial growth, particularly of the tertiary sector.

As per the latest Delhi government data, the contribution of the tertiary sector comprising hotels, restaurants, banking, insurance, legal services, real estate at current prices was Rs 2.12 lakh crore in 2010-11, which is 82.27 percent of the Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP).

The city government also sought lifting of current cap of 26 metres for height of a building in industrial areas and said such restrictions result in an inefficient use of ground space.

"There is a need to go vertical in industrial areas leaving larger ground space for green areas and parking," it said.

The government said its new industrial policy seeks to promote the concept of "walk to work" and to realise it, there was a need to change norms in the MPD for construction of residential complexes in industrial estates.

(Agencies)