MINUTES OF THE 1505TH MEETING OF THE DELHI URBAN ART COMMISSION HELD ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 4, 2019.

A. The minutes of the 1504th of the Delhi Urban Art Commission held on 28.08.2019 were confirmed and approved.

B. Projects proposal
SL. No. PROPOSAL OBSERVATIONS /SUGGESTIONS DECISION REMARKS
B. ACTION TAKEN REPORT ON MINUTES OF THE 1503RD MEETING HELD ON AUGUST 21, 2019.

The Action Taken Report on the minutes of the 1503rd meeting of the Commission held on August 21, 2019, was tabled.

Noted by the Commission.

C. Project Proposals

1 LAYOUT AND BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF RASHTRAPATI BHAWAN CABINET AFFAIRS CGHS PLOT NO.3, SECTOR-10, DWARKA, DELHI.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the DDA (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on August 7, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. It was observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-02081922034 dated 19.08.2019 indicated at sr. no. 2 (i, ii, iii, vi, viii, ix, x, xi) have not been complied with. It shall be re-submitted after compliance.

ii. The parking plan seems to be incomplete with no information on number of parking, parking movement plan etc. It needs to be detailed with the actual parking arrangement.

iii. The car parking shown near the site exit seems to be hindering the car movement passage. It is suggested to relocate this parking elsewhere in the site.

iv. The landscape plan should indicate the details of the trees planted, existing trees, levels, types of species on an appropriate scale, (in terms of the point nos. Six of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org is ensured.

v. It was observed that the proposal submitted earlier by the proponent/architect for the consideration of the Commission at its meeting held on dated August 7th, 2019 do not match with the proposal submitted currently dated August 27th, 2019, the same appears to have been altered, needs clarification.

vi. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment to make it clearer.

vii. The submitted 3D views do not explain the complete site condition. Self-explanatory annotated 3D views from all sides of the site shall be submitted to understand the existing amenities and encroachments in the site.

viii. The temporary utilities (chajjas, outdoor ac units etc.) shall be removed from the site or shall be properly screened. The existing pictures seem to be altered. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 & 12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

Not approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

2 PLANS IN RESPECT OF ASSET 13, HOSPITALITY DISTRICT, DIAL AEROCITY, IGI AIRPORT.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the Airport Authority of India (online) for consideration in the Commission.

2. Earlier, the concept of the proposal was accepted by the Commission at its meeting held on June 12, 2019, and specific observations were given. Also, the Master plan of the Hospitality District at Indira Gandhi International Airport was approved by the Commission at its meeting held on March 9, 2011.

3. Subsequently, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on August 1, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

4. The revised proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. It was observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-07061927046 dated 20.06.2019 indicated at sr. no. 5 (i) the concept of the proposal was accepted on one of the conditions that:

"....the proposal for Asset 13 Hospitality District should conform to the approved Master Plan of the Hospitality District at Indira Gandhi International Airport and adhere to all the terms and conditions laid down in it..."

ii. The revised proposal submitted by the proponent/architect was scrutinised. It was observed that the depicted entry/ exit in the site is in contradiction to the approved master plan, as there were only one entry/ exit allowed on either side of the site and the submitted plans show two entry and two exits each from a road in the front of the site. The same needs to be revised and resubmitted.

iii. The change in the entry and exit to the site would impact the traffic study; accordingly, the traffic study needs to be revised and re-submitted.

iv. Some of the pages (especially page nos. 64, 67, 69, 73, 96 and 97 etc.) of the traffic study report mentions Karnal By-pass road. This shall be clarified as the concerned road is not in the vicinity of the site.

Not approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

3 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF HOTEL-CUM-COMMERCIAL PLOTS INCLUDING MULTIPLEX, PLOT NO. 6, SECTOR-14, DWARKA.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the DDA (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on August 3, 2016.

3. Now the completion plans proposal received online was scrutinised and found acceptable.

i. From the submitted pictures, it seems the work on the site is still continuing including the scaffolding, incomplete boundary wall, incomplete landscaping features, tree plantation etc. The approval at Completion stage is only granted when the site work is complete in all respect including civil work, Landscaping, Work of art etc.

ii. Further, it was also observed that artwork details submitted are reference images only taken from the internet. An appropriate number of actual photographs of Work of Art, taken from various angles, executed on the site need to be provided.

iii. In view of the above, the proposal was returned to the concerned local body without the consideration of the Commission.

NOC not approved.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

4 LAYOUT AND BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF KATHPUTLI COLONY NEAR SHADIPUR DEPOT IN-SITU DEVELOPMENT PROJECTS.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the DDA (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on January 9, 2018.

3. The revised proposal was scrutinised and found acceptable; the following observations are given:

i. The entire EWS block building is designed as one block thereby making the central corridor very long, i.e. approx. 1/2 km long, doubly loaded and 1.8m in width. The Commission feels that this can create a lot of social issues on account of high density; therefore, it is suggested that long corridors be closed in such a manner that each block functions as independent segments.

ii. In view of the above, applicable prevalent Fire norms for such cases be adhered to especially the Fire egress points.

Approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

5 PROPOSAL FOR FAÇADE ENHANCEMENT/IMPROVEMENT WITH ARCHITECTURAL FACADE LIGHTING FOR VIKAS MINAR BUILDING. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

1. The proposal was directly submitted by the architect (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:
i. A discussion was held with the Architect on Skype.

ii. Elevations shall be such designed that they are in conjunction with the architectural character of the building. The Building being of prime significance to the city (due to it's height and location) needs to be designed in such a way that the elements do not overpower the surroundings and also do not mar the aesthetics of the existing built fabric.

iii. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment to make it clearer.

iv. The submitted report by DDA does not give any indication with regard to Services. From the submitted existing photographs it is evident that there are air-conditioners, Desert coolers, etc. protruding from the facade which need to be appropriately screened.

v. A holistic site development plan and rehabilitation of ground floor, entrance gates, boundary walls and vehicular entry/ exit to the basement needs to be submitted.

vi. Details of proposed screening devices along with all the suggested materials to be submitted. It is suggested to choose materials which are durable, low maintenance and long lasting etc.

vii. A detailed clarification is required for the proposed elements in the facade i.e. highlighting the eight columns and four circles on each façade. Examples from best Indian and International practices can be explored which are contextual to the diverse cultural heritage of Delhi city, and the building structure.

viii. All service equipment at the terrace should be properly camouflaged (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

ix. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified building bye-laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

x. All the portions of the site be made universally accessible as per provisions made in Chapter 11 "Provision for Universal Design for Differently Abled, Elderly and Children" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi.

The concept of the proposal not accepted, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

6 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF MOTEL BUILDING ON KHASRA NO. 22/10,11,23/6,7,8/2/1,15,23/7, 14/1, 8/2/1,15,16/1 AT VILLAGE SAMALKHA.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the South DMC (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observation was made:

i. The provided 3D views seem to be incomplete. A sufficient number of Self-explanatory 3D views clearly showing the proposed design scheme with proper annotations specifying materials to be used and corresponding to proposal drawings be submitted. The 3D views of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in actual environment to make it clearer.

ii. The submitted site photographs are not clear and do not show the required details. They need to be resubmitted with proper uncut views from all the sides.

iii. The massing of the entire complex does not seem to be rationalised. The arch appears to be too heavy and not scaled as compared to the rectangular block at the rear. It is suggested to revise the design with a proportionate massing and blocking.

iv. A detailed tree survey plan to be submitted with details of the trees planted, existing trees, levels, types of species on an appropriate scale, (in terms of the point nos. Six of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org is ensured.

v. Paved area in the site to be minimized to reduce Heat Island effect.

vi. The design of the site entrance gate appears to be too narrow. It is suggested to recess the entry gate to two car width and two cars deep in order to manage the vehicle entry and to avoid a tail/bottleneck.

vii. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped, covered/ shaded walkways, in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

viii. Drop –off points to be created at the entrance of each block with the facility of the porch, guard area etc. and the same shall be marked clearly on the plans.

ix. Complete Surface parking plan showing parking location, parking movement etc. to be clearly marked and indicated.

x. The access to the site appears to from a narrow road. A detailed traffic study (Traffic Impact Assessment) of the site and it's surroundings needs to be conducted to understand the volume of generated traffic from the proposed parking (approx. 1365 cars) which would impact the neighbouring areas and affect the existing infrastructure, i.e. adjoining roads. The volumes shall be calculated for the peak hours, non-peak hours etc. and co-related to the provisions in the proposal (road widths, road sections, parking etc.), to ensure smooth and conflict free vehicular traffic movement.

xi. The entry/exit in the site is through the same road network with a width of 6.0m. This might create conflict if the traffic is not properly channelized by means of effective design. It shall be ensured the proposed road network fulfils all Fire requirements and creates a conflict free vehicular path.

xii. The site entrance shows a large space dedicated to Water Percolation area. The detail of the same needs to be given.

xiii. The project is titled 'Motel Building' which shall house guest rooms. Although, the 1st floor plans show residential units (3BHK). The purpose of the same in a Motel building is not understood. Also, the kitchen and toilet in the dwelling units do not seem to have natural light and ventilation. Therefore, the means of providing ventilation shall be clearly stated.

xiv. A detailed furniture layout for all the floor plans be provided for understanding of functioning of the entire complex.

xv. The motel being a hospitality building requires servicing from the kitchen to different parts of the complex. The details of the same shall be provided in appropriate drawings.

xvi. A complete Solid waste management plan needs to be submitted explaining the details of the waste generated, treated etc. in the site.

xvii. The corridor of the Commercial block on the 1st floor does not have direct light and ventilation. The means of ventilation (mechanical, if any) need to be clearly indicated.

xviii. The circulation and functioning of the banquet hall is not clear. The same shall be clearly defined by means of appropriate furniture layout, circulation and other details.

xix. As the building is air-conditioned, the features used to conceal pipes, equipment, etc. to be located/ mentioned on the plan/elevation (as appropriate). The plumbing arrangement and screening mechanism for the pipes etc. on the facade need to be clearly indicated on appropriate plans. All service equipment at the terrace should be properly camouflaged (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xx. The public art provisions as per Chapter 13 "Provision for Public Art" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi, and in terms of the point nos. 14 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org need to be made. Public art of suitable scale to the context, which is also visible from outside the site, to be installed.

xxi. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified building bye-laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

Not approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

7 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF 100 BEDDED GENERAL HOSPITAL AT RHTC, NAJAFGARH.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the South DMC (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the concept of the proposal was accepted by the Commission at its meeting held on May 15, 2019.

3. Subsequently, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on July 17, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

4. The revised proposal was scrutinized, and the following observation was made:

i. A discussion was held with the Architect on Skype.

ii. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped, covered/ shaded walkways, in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signage's to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

iii. The landscape plan should indicate the details of the trees planted, types of species on an appropriate scale, (in terms of the point nos. Six of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org is ensured. It should be signed by the qualified/competent landscape architect & the urban designers, as the case may be, in terms of the provisions as stipulated under clause 2.13 of UBBL - 2016.

iv. The proposed space frame at the courtyard is suggested to be avoided so that the courtyard below received appropriate light and ventilation, which might get blocked due to any structure overhead. Instead, the courtyard can be appropriately landscaped for use of the general public.

v. Appropriate means of ventilation shall be ensured for the blocks overlooking the courtyard.

vi. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

vii. The public art provisions to be given as per Chapter 13 "Provision for Public Art" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi, and in terms of the point nos. 14 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

Not approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

8 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENCE BUILDING AT 1 RAM KISHORE ROAD.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the North DMC (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the Commission considered the proposal at its meeting held on August 1, 2019. It was not approved, and specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal was scrutinized, and the following observation was made:

i. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

Approved, observation is given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

9 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF RESIDENCE BUILDING AT PLOT NO.9, COURT ROAD, CIVIL LINES. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

1. The proposal was directly submitted by the architect (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the building plans of the proposal were approved by the Commission at its meeting held on May 1, 2015.

3. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. 3D views provided by the architect are too small and not precise. The same shall be revised with proper annotations and re-submitted. Proposed 3D view of the site shall be superimposed with the existing context of the surroundings, for better understanding of the proposal in the actual environment, and to make it clearer.

ii. The submitted drawings do not match with the proposed 3D views. The same shall be co-related and re-submitted.

iii. Elevations shall be such designed that they are in conjunction with the architectural character of building. Along with, provision of sun-shading elements in the elevation shall be added to protect from harsh weather conditions and the same shall be incorporated in the design and 3-D views.

iv. Workable internal furniture layout to be provided in detail to understand the functioning of the complex better.

v. The submitted site photographs are not clear and do not show the required details. Appropriate number of existing site pictures to be provided to understand the existing site condition. They need to be resubmitted with proper uncut views from all the sides.

vi. It is suggested to convert the Central driveway to a common Central Green with proper landscaping to provide a better view to the dwelling units. Further, it is suggested to utilize the entire basement for parking so as to accommodate the required number of car parks.

vii. The volume of the road proposed in the site to be minimized to reduce the heat island effect and wherever possible, hard green surfaces to be provided instead of Tar road.

viii. As per the submitted proposal, the ratio of the green/ open spaces is not rationalised and thus shall be reviewed and re-designed with appropriate landscape elements.

ix. The proposed basement plan is not workable. The car movement shown in the parking plans is incorrect. It shall be revised and re-submitted for consideration.

x. Pedestrian linkages to be appropriately landscaped, covered/ shaded walkways, in the site shall be established and indicated on the plans. Proper signages to be provided throughout the site at various locations.

xi. In case of basement, it is suggested to provide a gradual slope from the Ground level to reach the level of the basement to avoid ramp, as the size of the site might not allow for the provision of a 2-way ramp. This slope can start from the front setback and end towards the Rear side entrance.

xii. All service equipment at the terrace should be properly camouflaged (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 & 12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

xiii. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified building bye-laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

The concept of the proposal not accepted, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

10 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF ADD./ALT. OF GOVT. OFFICE BUILDING FOR DJB VARUNALAYA PHASE-I AT JHANDEWALAN KAROL BAGH.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the North DMC (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. Earlier, the concept of the proposal was accepted by the Commission at its meeting held on July 3, 2019.

3. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observations were made:

i. All service equipment, solar panels, etc. at the terrace and all other levels should be camouflaged (as per point nos. 10, 11 &12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

ii. The public art provisions to be given as per Chapter 13 "Provision for Public Art" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi, and in terms of the point nos. 14 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

iii. All the portions of the site be made universally accessible as per provisions made in Chapter 11 "Provision for Universal Design for Differently Abled, Elderly and Children" of the Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 (UBBL) for Delhi.

Approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

11 BUILDING PLANS IN RESPECT OF CNG STATION AT MINTO ROAD.

1. The proposal was forwarded by the North DMC (online) for consideration of the Commission.

2. The proposal was scrutinized, and the following observation was made:

i. Appropriate signages/ graphics shall be installed in the building complex to ensure proper way finding.

ii. It is to be ensured that the surface water at the site from washing cars etc. shall be clinically treated before entering the Rainwater harvesting (RWH) pit.

iii. The proposed services/utilities on the roof, elevation etc. shall be appropriately screened/ properly camouflaged (in terms of the point nos. 10, 11 & 12 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval), available on DUAC website at www.duac.org.

iv. Sustainability features as per provisions mentioned in Unified Building Bye-Laws 2016 for Delhi (UBBL 2016), Chapter-10 "Provisions for Green Buildings", and in terms of point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org shall also be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal.

Approved, observations are given.

The Commission decided to take action in the matter without awaiting confirmation of the minutes of the meeting.

List of participants at the meeting of the Commission held on September 4, 2019
(A) Delhi Urban Art Commission

1. Prof. Dr P.S.N. Rao, Chairman, DUAC
2. Shri Samir Mathur, Member, DUAC