The redevelopment of the seven government colonies in Delhi will lead to an increase the green area coverage by about 3 times from the existing green space area. The government colonies include Nauroji Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Sarojini Nagar, Mohammadpur, Sriniwaspuri, Kasturba Nagar and Thyagaraj Nagar.
The redevelopment of the seven colonies is being done with complete adherence to environmental sustainability and green building concepts and special care and attention is being given towards retaining maximum number of existing trees and incorporating them in a large cluster, as an integral part of landscaping design scheme.
Green Coverage: With the design of multi-storied residential and commercial blocks, the effective ground coverage has drastically reduced, enabling more space for the green area.
Felling of Trees: All trees will not be cut during the re-development process. Only 14,031 number of trees will be cut out of the existing 21,040 trees.
Compensatory plantation of trees: The compensatory plantation of trees will be carried out in a ratio of 1:10, which means that ten trees will be planted against the loss of one tree.
Green Building Concepts: Besides the special efforts for protection, preservation and replantation of trees, the new complexes will be developed according to ‘Green Building Concepts’, zero waste discharge and environmental sustainability through the following measures: