New Delhi: Coming down heavily on the Delhi Master Plan 2021, Urban Development Minister Kamal Nath here on Thursday characterized it as irrelevant and far off from the ground realities.

"2021 master plan cannot be enforced as around 50-60 percent of the plan is impractical,” Nath said, adding “By drafting plans in AC rooms, the ground realities cannot be assessed. Technical errors are quite obvious in such conditions.”

While talking to reporters at the launch of multilevel automated parking lot in south Delhi's Sarojini Nagar on Thursday, the Minister said the Ministry is working in direction of revising the plan by 2012.
 
Such amendments in the plan are necessary to avert the situations that lead to demolition and sealing of illegal colonies, shops or buildings.

Nath said it is really painful to remove people who have been living in the areas for long durations. Regarding this, he asserted that the people who are living in an area for more than 50 years will not be removed.
 
However, illegal construction will not be spared in any condition, he warned.
   
He sought Chief Minister Sheila Dixit who was also present in the launch to direct the concerned departments to take stringent actions to restrict the illegal occupancy of the land.
 
Witnessing the scarcity of parking areas due to increase in the vehicles in the national capital, he asked the Delhi government to submit the status report in this regard and suggest effective measures to the Ministry.

JPN/Bureau