MINUTES OF THE 1583rd MEETING ( ONLINE ) OF THE DELHI URBAN ART COMMISSION ( DUAC ) HELD ON TUESDAY, MARCH 16, 2021.

A. The minutes of the 1582nd meeting of the Delhi Urban Art Commission held on 05.03.2021 were confirmed and approved.

B. Projects proposal
SL. No. PROPOSAL OBSERVATIONS /SUGGESTIONS DECISION REMARKS
B. ACTION TAKEN REPORT IN RESPECT OF MINUTES OF 1581ST MEETING HELD ON 02.03.2021.

1. Action Taken Report in respect of Minutes of 1581st meeting held on 02.03.2021.

Noted by the Commission

C. PROJECT PROPOSALS:

1 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF MIDDLE SCHOOL, BLOCK-D, POCKET-14-15, SECTOR-7, ROHINI, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission did not accept the concept of the building plan proposal at its meeting held on June 04, 2020 specific observations were given.

3. The building plan proposal received ( online ) at formal stage was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The Commission observed that in terms of the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-01062027039 dated 12.06.2020 indicated at sr. no. 2 ( i, ii, iv, vii, x, xi, xviii ) inadequate compliances for this has been given.

b) The road shown in the 3d view is shown as a 3 lane road, which gives a false impression of being a wide road when it is 9.0m wide. The scale of the 3d views shall be corrected for clarity. Also, minimum 6 number of views (from all sides) shall be given to provide clarity in the scheme.

c) The facade of the building gives a commercial look. The building being an institutional one, shall reflect its character by using appropriate architectural elements. The vertical bands in the elevation can be continued, along with reduced usage of glass. Also, clarity to be provided if the building is fully air-conditioned and mechanism to provide safety and security to users (as building's use is School, students safety is a big concern). The elevation is advised to be re-designed keeping in mind the points and context of the site.

d) The proposal shall clearly indicate the location of bus parking in the premises. Also, it shall be ensured that conflict free pedestrian movement is ensured in the entire complex.

e) Details of the boundary wall and signages is missing and should be provided.

f) As per the submitted proposal, it is observed that Car parking appears to be inadequate.

4. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observations given.

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

2 BUILDING PLAN PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONAL CONSTRUCTION IN RESPECT OF THE SHANTI MUKAND HOSPITAL, KARKARDOOMA, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the revised layout plan of the proposal at its meeting held on February 13, 2015. The Commission did not accept the concept of the proposal for additional construction at its meeting held on November 06, 2020 specific observations were given.

3. The building plan proposal for additional construction received ( online ) at formal stage was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) Sustainability features as per 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.

b) All service equipment at the terrace should be camouflaged appropriately (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

Approved, observations given.

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

3 COMPLETION PLANS PROPOSAL FOR PHASE-I IN RESPECT OF DCM RESIDENTIAL GROUP HOUSING COMPLEX AT KISHANGANJ, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the layout and the building plan proposal at its meeting held on March 05, 2014 and the revised layout plan was approved in the meeting of the Commission held on July 13, 2016. The proposal for additions/alterations was approved in the meeting held on May 08, 2020.

3. The completion plan proposal for NOC for completion of the phase-I received (online) was scrutinised and found acceptable.

NOC for phase-I approved

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

4 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL FOR REVISED ADDITION/ALTERATION IN RESPECT OF MOTEL ON PLOT ON KHASRA NO. 63/8/2 MIN, 63/13 63/17 MIN, 63/18 MIN AT MUNDKA VILLAGE, NH- 10, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plans proposal for additions/alterations at its meeting held on February 9, 2019 specific observations were given. The revised proposal for additions/alterations was approved in the meeting of the Commission held on September 25, 2019.

3. The building plan proposal received again ( online ) for additions/alterations at formal stage was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The site appears to be vehicle-oriented and not pedestrian friendly. The paving shall be thus minimised and more green spaces should be carved out in the site.

b) The design of the canopy is not appropriate. It is suggested to be redesigned, having a grand entrance.

c) The space between the proposed banquet and the existing guest bedrooms is too narrow. It would become a well and the light and ventilation for the guest bedrooms would be inadequate and inefficient. The light and ventilation to all these rooms shall adhere to all the applicable norms/guidelines/regulations etc. in this regard.

d) Detailed layout for proposed toilets not provided and shall be clearly marked in the relevant drawings. Also plumbing arrangement shall be marked to ensure the elevation is screened appropriately.

e) The kitchen is not directly connected to the proposed Banquet hall. The guest bedroom ( adjacent to the staircase ) can be removed and a direct connection can be created leading to the banquet hall to maintain continuity. Also, the proposal should clearly mention the capacity of the existing and the proposed banquet hall.

f) It is suggested to leave appropriate space around the periphery to provide a continuous green as the site lacks consolidated green spaces.

g) Details of the boundary wall and signages is missing and should be provided.

h) Work of public art of suitable scale, size and material, imparting character and identity to the complex, at appropriate level ( human eye ) which is also visible from outside, to be installed.

i) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

j) 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. by using the same architectural features and the materials etc.

4. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observations given.

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

5 PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS/ALTERATION IN BUILDING AT PLOT NO. 21-A, JANPATH, CONNAUGHT PLACE, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission did not approve the building plan proposal for additions/alterations at its meeting held on January 22, 2021 specific observations were given.

3. The revised building plan proposal for additions/alterations received (online) at formal stage was scrutinised along with the replies submitted by the architect in response to observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no. OL-19012124003 dated 27.01.2021 and following observation was given:

a) The entire proposal shall adhere to all the applicable statutory provisions, and norms/regulations of the prevailing Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ) guidelines including parking.

b) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

c) 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.

Approved observations given.

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

6 BUILDING PLAN PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS/ALTERATION (PROPOSAL FOR SERVANT QUARTER OF NAVAL ATTACHE), ROYAL THAI EMBASSY AT CHANAKYAPURI, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal for additions/alterations at its meeting held on July 11, 2012 and the NOC for completion ( for additions/alterations ) was approved in the meeting held on October 17, 2018.

3. The building plan proposal for additions/alterations (Proposal for servant quarter of Naval Attache) was received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

b) 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.

Approved observations given.

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

7 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF SERVICE APARTMENT AT PLOT NO. 4B, MAYUR VIHAR COMMUNITY CENTRE, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the layout and building plan proposal at its meeting held on January 06, 2010 and the revised layout and building plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on November 02, 2011. The layout and building plan proposals were again revised and approved by the Commission at its meeting held on August 03, 2016 and later on September 20, 2017 respectively.

3. The completion plan proposal for NOC for Service Apartment received (online) was scrutinised and following observation was given:

a) From the photographs submitted by the architect/proponent it is evident that the work on the buildings is yet to be completed including civil and the landscape work. The proposal for completion plan shall be submitted once all the works including civil, landscape etc. is complete as per formal approval in entirety.

4. The architect was advised to submit the completion plan proposal for NOC only when all works including civil, landscape works, signage, screening of services, work of public art etc. is complete at site as per formal approval in entirety.

NOC not approved, observations given.

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

8 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF SCHOOL OF OPEN LEARNING, UNIVERSITY OF DELHI, TAHIRPUR, DILSHAD GARDEN, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission did not approve the building plan proposal at its meeting held on December 04, 2020 specific observations were given.

3. The revised building plan proposal received (online) was scrutinised along with the replies submitted by the architect in response to the observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no: 62(41)/2020-DUAC and OL-24112062041 dated December 14, 2020 and following observations were given;

a) Two options for proposed elevations were submitted by the architect, the Commission found the option-1 more appropriate with certain modifications to the extent that light colour scheme (beige colour) shall be provided and windows on the side façade to be made as box/continuous frame for uniformity/harmony and better aesthetics.

b) The provision made for public art work on the facade be removed and shall be installed at more appropriate place of suitable scale to the context, which is also visible from outside the site.

Approved, observations given.

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

9 REVISED BUILDING PLANS IN ADDITIONS/ALTERATIONS IN RESPECT OF VAIGAI-TAMILNADU ILLAM, TAMILNADU HOUSE AT 6, 7, 8, KAUTILIYA MARG, CHANAKYAPURI, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the layout plan in respect of State Guest house complex in the meeting of the Commission held on November 05, 1993 and the revised layout was approved in the meeting held on February 21, 2000. The building plans were also approved in the meeting held on February 21, 2000, and the NOC for completion plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on January 29, 2004.

3. The revised building plan proposal for additions/alterations received (online ) at formal stage was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The quality of 3d views is not appropriate. They are very sketchy and the scale, proportion, materials etc. are not understood clearly. It shall be enhanced with better visuals. Annotated 3D views clearly specifying the materials to be used on the façade shall be provided.

b) Also, the Commission observed that the proposal cannot be studied in isolation i.e. it needs to be reviewed in conjunction with the surrounding facilities, 3D views of the proposed design scheme shall be superimposed on the existing superstructure along with the existing context of the surroundings, including road networks, structures around the site, for better understanding of the proposal in the actual environment to make it clearer.

c) Existing site photographs do not provide a clear understanding of the site and surroundings, thus difficult to appreciate and visualize the proposal in the current context. An appropriate nos. of site photographs shall be provided to get in-depth clarity of the site and surroundings. They need to be resubmitted with proper uncut views from all the sides.

d) The site is located on a curved road, and thus the overall scheme can draw from the profile (curvature) of the road to achieve maximum efficiency. The site planning lacks consolidated green spaces for the users. Larger greens can be achieved by efficient site planning.

e) Overall site planning of the site has to be made self-explanatory i.e., the movement and circulation in the site, connections from outside the site etc. to understand the functioning of the complex. The submitted proposal lacks a guided movement plan.

f) The proposal is located on a prominent area, thus a signage policy shall be adopted in the site to maintain uniformity. They need to be appropriately located and to ensure that they do not mar the aesthetics of the façade.

g) The entire elevation is suggested to be redesigned to enhance the scale and grandness of the building with appropriate architectural elements. The elevation of the building should reflect the character of the State of Tamilnadu, if possible. The art and architecture of the building should also reflect the culture, traditions etc. so as to portray the spirit of the region.

h) The scale, proportion, materials, finishes of the Gopuram provided on the front façade is not appropriate and looks out of place. This may be redesigned with appropriate Gopuram proportions.

i) The triangular element provided on the front face may be removed. The material used in the building shall be low maintenance and suitable to Delhi's weather conditions. Overall aesthetics to be improved. The elevational features on the facade be adequately detailed. It shall be submitted with proper detailing (including 3D views).

j) The columns in the façade to be continued to the bottom. The order of the column to be South Indian to portray the character. The artwork proposed on the base of the column is not acceptable and shall be placed elsewhere in the site (pedestrian spaces).

k) The use of glass to be minimised on the façade. Also, the elevation has too many elements making it look cluttered. It shall be simplified by ensuring minimal elements. Along with, the proposed building shall be in harmony with the existing building as they share the same site.

l) The site seems to be vehicle oriented rather than pedestrian friendly. Therefore, Road network needs to be minimised by redesign and wherever possible shall be converted to Hard green surface.

m) Shaded vehicle drop-off points to be created in the complex. Long term/ short term parking for the visitors, staff, taxi drop off points, its parking spaces, holding areas etc. be indicated in the parking/ site plan.

n) A combined mobility plan showing seamless, conflict-free pedestrian and vehicular movement plan from outside to the various parts of the buildings to be submitted, to understand the movement pattern within site.

o) There is no direct connection to the VIP dining from the Kitchen. This needs to be redesigned and be marked clearly in the respective drawings.

p) Toilets at upper floors (2nd floor- adjacent to the dormitory) lack adequate light and ventilation. Also, it appears to be inadequate and shall be redesigned appropriately.

q) The 3d view does not reflect the Services on the Roof-top. The same shall be clearly indicated in the views. All service equipment at the terrace should be camouflaged appropriately (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.

r) A lot of waste (dry and wet, food items, etc.) supposed to be generated in the complex, a detailed solid waste management plan proposal along with its location on the site plan be submitted.

s) A plan needs to be provided which shows the servicing of the kitchen, along with a Solid waste management plan to show effective means of waste disposal.

t) Details of the boundary wall is missing and should be provided.

u) Work of public art of suitable scale, size and material, imparting character and identity to the complex, at appropriate level ( human eye ) which is also visible from outside, to be installed.

v) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

w) 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. by using the same architectural features and the materials etc.

4. It was advised to the architect to revise the design taking into consideration the observations of the Commission given above and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observation given.

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

10 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF NEW ANNEXE TO ARUNACHAL BHAWAN, SITE NO.1, FC 3&4, DHEERPUR PHASE-I, DELHI.

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

2. The building plan proposal received (online) at formal stage was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The topmost portion of the building to be modified to match the rest of the building, as it appears out of place. It shall be such built that it is in conjunction with the lower portion of the building.

b) Internal functional furniture arrangement for the entire building to be shown in respective layouts for better understanding of the scheme.

c) It is suggested to remove surface parking (wherever possible) and the building to be such sited in the complex that a peripheral green is accommodated/maintained all around the complex to add to the aesthetics.

d) It is suggested to remove the stilt parking and create community spaces including provision of cafeteria, canteen, pause points, museum spaces etc.

e) Appropriate options shall be explored for screening the portion where parking is provided on the 1st floor to be screened (including providing vertical greens on the façade) or any other architectural mechanisms so as not to mar the aesthetics of the complex.

f) Appropriate signages/ graphics shall be installed in the building complex to ensure proper wayfinding, to be shown in the relevant plans.

g) Conflict free pedestrian movement shall be ensured in the complex and to be shown appropriately in the relevant plan.

h) A lot of waste (dry and wet, food items, etc.) supposed to be generated in the complex, a detailed solid waste management plan proposal for its disposal along with its location on the site plan be submitted.

i) Work of public art of suitable scale, size and material, imparting character and identity to the complex, at appropriate level ( human eye ) which is also visible from outside, to be installed.

j) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

k) 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. by using the same architectural features and the materials etc.

3. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observations given.

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

11 COMPLETION PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF PRIVATE AND VIP PAID WARDS AT AIIMS, ANSARI NAGAR, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on January 3, 2014.

3. The Completion plan proposal for NOC received ( online ) was scrutinised and following observation was given:

a) The entire proposal shall adhere to all the applicable statutory provisions, and norms/regulations including Universal accessibility.

NOC approved, observation given.

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

12 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF MOTHER AND CHILD BLOCK AT AIIMS, ANSARI NAGAR, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on July 10, 2013 and the NOC for the completion plan proposal was not approved in the meeting of the Commission held on January 22, 2021.

3. The revised completion plan proposal received (online) was scrutinised and following observation was given:

a) The entire proposal shall adhere to all the applicable statutory provisions, and norms/regulations including Universal accessibility, parking etc.

NOC approved, observation given.

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

13 COMPLETION PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF RESIDENTIAL BUILDING AT PLOT NO. 68, GOLF LINKS, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on April 16, 2014 and the NOC for completion plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on December 16, 2015. The proposal for additions/alterations was approved ion the meeting of the Commission held on December 4, 2019.

3. The Completion plan proposal for NOC received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) Due thought had been given while approving the case at formal level, especially the façade, considering its location, architectural elements, materials etc. However, it has been observed that the façade has been completely altered, in terms of aesthetics, architectural elements, materials etc.

b) While comparing the approved scheme (formal approval) and the proposal (submitted for NOC completion plan approval now) it is clearly evident that major deviations have been made in the design especially on the façade without prior approval of the Commission. Extensive changes/modifications have also been seen in Parking areas, location of the entry, elevation, façade treatment in terms of material finishes etc.

c) Parking shown in the submitted proposal (for completion) seems to be not workable/inefficient. Car parking to be shown appropriately.

d) The guard room shown in the 3d view seems to be a permanent structure. It shall be reviewed keeping in mind the regulations of the area.

4. The Commission observed that since extensive deviations have been made in the design without the necessary prior formal approval from the Commission. The Commission decided that it has no comments to offer at this stage and decided that the matter may be seen by the concerned local body i.e. NDMC as per applicable rules/laws for such matters and resubmitted.

NOC not approved, observations given.

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

14 COMPLETION PLANS IN RESPECT OF PLOT NO. 174, GOLF LINKS, NEW DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal for demolition and reconstruction of the building at its meeting held on July 11, 2018 and the NOC for completion plan proposal was not approved in the meeting held on March 02, 2021 specific observations were given.

3. The revised completion plan proposal for NOC received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The Commission considers the proposals based on the certification related to building bye-laws etc. furnished by the concerned local body. Taking into considerations the observations/recommendations made and forwarded by the concerned local body i.e. NDMC in response to the observations of the Commission communicated to the architect/proponent vide DUAC observation letter no: OL-18022150006 dated 04.03.2021 the proposal was found acceptable.

b) The entire proposal shall adhere to all the applicable statutory provisions, and norms/regulations of the prevailing Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ) guidelines including location of main entry gate.

NOC approved, observations given.

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

15 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF ADDITIONS / ALTERATIONS IN HOTEL SEVEN SEAS AT PLOT NO. 12, MANGALAM PLACE, SECTOR 3, ROHINI, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on April 11, 2011 and the NOC for completion plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on December 16, 2015.

3. The building plan proposal for additions/alterations received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The quality of 3d views is not appropriate for a Formal submission. They are very sketchy and the scale, proportion, materials etc. are not understood clearly. It shall be enhanced with better visuals. The proposal needs to be revised and re-submitted with annotations.

b) It was observed that two additional banquet halls have been provided. Details of banquets capacity, seating layout, kitchen details (servicing etc.) and its associated services are missing in the submission. It needs to be incorporated and shown appropriately in the proposal.

c) Since the proposal is for Addition/alteration the details of existing parking and the parking from additional FAR ( proposed, in view of two additional banquet facilities ) to be shown clearly on the appropriate plans with the bifurcation of two including parking details, location of no. of cars, car movement pattern, etc.

d) The toilet details on 2/3/4 floors are missing and need to be clearly indicated in respective plans. All plumbing arrangements shall be screened appropriately so as not mar the aesthetics.

e) A lot of waste (dry and wet, food items, etc.) supposed to be generated in the complex (with the addition of banquets facilities), a detailed solid waste management plan proposal for its disposal along with its location on the site plan be submitted.

f) Work of public art of suitable scale, size and material, imparting character and identity to the complex, at appropriate level ( human eye ) which is also visible from outside, to be installed.

g) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org shall be incorporated appropriately in the design proposal and shown in the relevant drawings.

h) 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. by using the same architectural features and the materials etc.

4. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observations given.

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

16 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF ADDITION / ALTERATION IN RESPECT OF THE COMMERCIAL COMPLEX, PLOT NO. 3B1, CROWN PLAZA, DISTRICT CENTRE, ROHINI, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on December 10, 2008 and the NOC for completion plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on April 11, 2011.

3. The building plan proposal for additions/alterations received (online was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The proposal being for additions/alterations and as per the submitted proposal, 5 new movie screens have been added on the upper floors for approximately 780 users. The staircase proposed to access the screens seem to be inadequate and inefficient. Also, their location is too far and not easily navigable for the users. The route to access the individual screens from the proposed staircase (ingress/egress) needs to be marked clearly on the drawings to understand the scheme and movement pattern of the users clearly.

b) Also, the proposal shows 5 movie screens with a seating capacity of 780 persons is going to attract huge footfall ( including vehicular traffic ) to the complex. It is not clearly understood as to how the site would cater to the parking for such footfall (existing and proposed). The details (break up) of the existing number of car parks + additional parking need to be supplemented separately in the submission, so as to clarify the distribution of parking for various uses in the site to appreciate it further. The entire site shall ensure conflict free pedestrian movement.

c) Internal arrangement of the toilets proposed is not shown along with the plumbing and screening provision for the same.

d) The project being submitted at the Formal stage should submit detailed drawings of sections (longitudinal and cross-section) through the proposed screens to give detailed understanding of the scheme. Also, the skin sections ( in detail ) shall be submitted to understand the elevation of the façade with materials.

e) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

f) 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.

4. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Not approved, observations given.

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

17 PROPOSAL FOR MASTER PLAN FOR GATEWAY & DOWNTOWN DISTRICT, FOR DIAL AT IGI AIRPORT.

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

2. The Commission did not approve the Master Plan for Gateway & Downtown District at IGI Airport at its meeting held on March 2, 2021 specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal received ( online ) from DIAL at formal stage was scrutinised by the Commission along with the replies submitted by the architect to the observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no: 65(1)/2021-DUAC, OL-16022165001 dated March 3, 2021, and a detailed discussion was held with the proponent and representative of the architect who provided clarifications to the queries of the Members of the Commission on various aspects. It was noted that while some of the observations made by the Commission earlier have been incorporated/complied with, some others could not be incorporated/complied with, on account of certain site constraints. Based on examination of the revised scheme submitted and detailed online discussion held, the following observations were made:

a) It is suggested that a continuous green pedestrian spine along the road connecting the proposed districts be provided to include a row of trees to act as a buffer as well as provide shade to the pedestrians. Also, it would impart an identity to the road. The character of the road can be determined by adhering to urban design principles of colour, material, etc.

b) Road sections to be suitably designed for cab drop off, waiting and pick up, at street level itself, bearing in mind the safety requirements of women and elderly.

c) Whilst adequate basement parking is envisaged, MLCPs near the metro stations should be suitably provided so as to cater to some amount of visitor parking, taking into account safety and security of the users. This is required since basement car parking is perceived as unsafe, as compared to MLCP parking, particularly by women drivers.

4. The above points must be incorporated and clearly indicated when the next stage of submission is made for the buildings approval.

Approved, observations given.

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

18 COMPLETION PLANS PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS/ALTERATION IN RESPECT OF V3S MALL AT PLOT NO. 10, LAXMI NAGAR DISTRICT CENTRE, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the building plan proposal at its meeting held on April 28, 2004 and the NOC for completion plan proposal was approved in the meeting held on April 12, 2006. The proposal for additions/alterations was approved in the meeting held on August 11, 2018 specific observations were given. NOC for completion plan proposal ( for additions/alterations ) was not approved in the meeting held on February 19, 2021 specific observations were given.

3. The revised completion plan proposal for NOC for additions/alterations received ( online ) was scrutinised along with the replies submitted by the architect in response to the observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no: OL-10022148004 dated 24.02.2021 and a letter from Dy. Director (Bldg) C&I DDA letter no: F.1/DD(Bldg)/C&I/2014/DDA/Pt-II dated 09.03.2021 and following observations were given:

a) The Commission consider the proposals based on the certification related to building bye-laws etc. furnished by the concerned local body. Taking into considerations the observations made by the concerned local body i.e. DDA vide letter from Dy. Director (Bldg) C&I DDA letter no: F.1/DD(Bldg)/C&I/2014/DDA/Pt-II dated 09.03.2021 in response to the observations of the Commission communicated to the architect/proponent vide DUAC observation letter no: OL-10022148004 dated 24.02.2021 the proposal was found acceptable.

b) The entire proposal shall adhere to all the applicable statutory provisions, and norms/regulations including universal accessibility.

NOC approved, observations given.

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

19 PROPOSAL FOR INSTALLATION OF ART WORK AT JANPATH -MAULANA AZAD ROAD ROUND ABOUT. (THE WORLD IS ONE.)

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

2. The proposal for installation of art work received (online) was scrutinised and found acceptable.

Approved

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

20 PROPOSAL FOR INSTALLATION OF ART WORK AT ROUND ABOUT MANDI HOUSE. (BETI PADHAO.)

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

2. The proposal for installation of art work received (online) was scrutinised and following observation were given:

a) The site photographs show an existing artwork (sculpture) at the location of the proposed art work. There are other existing art works also around the roundabout area. It was suggested that all existing art works at the roundabout area should be retained.

b) The location of the proposed new art work shall be changed and placed elsewhere at an appropriate location in/around the Mandi House Roundabout.

c) It is suggested that the new art work be placed in the centre of the Roundabout.

Approved, observations given.

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

21 PROPOSAL FOR INSTALLATION OF ART WORK AT ROTARY NO. 27, KAUTILIYA MARG AND SHANTIPATH. (MESSANGER OF PEACE)

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

2. The proposal for installation of art work received (online) was scrutinised and found acceptable.

Approved

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

22 REVISED BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF HOTEL FOR BREEZE CONSTRUCTION PVT. LTD. AT SECTOR-10, ROHINI, DELHI.

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

2. The Commission approved the layout & building plans proposal at its meeting held on March 27, 2019 specific observations were given.

3. The revised building plan proposal received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) Drop –off to be such created at the entrance with the facility of the porch so as to provide protection from harsh weather conditions (rain & sun etc.).

b) The curvature of the site on the northern side be used for installing work of art of suitable scale, size and material, imparting character and identity to the complex, at appropriate level ( human eye ) which is also visible from outside.

c) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

d) 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.

Approved, observations given.

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

23 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL FOR ADDITIONS/ALTERATION IN RESPECT OF DELHI TRAINING RESEARCH CENTRE FOR SPECIALLY ABLED CHILDREN AT SARAI JULENA VILLAGE, INSTITUTIONAL AREA, OKHLA. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

2. The Commission did not accept the building plan proposal for additions/alterations at its meeting held on July 31, 2020, specific observations were given.

3. The revised building plan proposal for additions/alterations received (online) at conceptual stage was scrutinized along with the replies submitted by the architect/proponent in response to the observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no: OL-29072027058 dated 07.08.2020 and following observations were given:

a) Sustainability features shall be as per point no. 7 of the CPAA (Criterion for Project Assessment and Approval) available on the DUAC website at www.duac.org.

b) 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.

Accepted, observation given.

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

24 LAYOUT/MASTER PLAN PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF SMART HUB AT SECTOR-10 & 11, DWARKA, NEW DELHI. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

2. The Commission did not accept the concept of the Master plan/layout of the proposal at its meeting held on December 18, 2020 specific observations were given.

3. The revised conceptual Master plan/layout plan of the proposal received (online) was scrutinised along with the replies in compliance to the earlier observations of the Commission communicated vide DUAC observation letter no: OL-08122027087 dated 24.12.2020.

4. The architect was advised to submit the detailed proposal in the subsequent submission at formal level.

Accepted, observation given.

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

25 BEAUTIFICATION OF ENTRY POINT OF DELHI – TIKRI BORDER. (CONCEPTUAL STAGE).

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

2. The Commission did not accept the concept of the proposal at its meeting held on May 08, 2019 specific observations were given.

3. The revised proposal at conceptual stage received (online) was scrutinised and following observations were given:

a) The vertical elements are suggested to be of uniform height in an interval of 5 columns (i.e. 5 consecutive columns to be of the same height and then height increases/decreases) to provide uniformity and harmony in the design scheme and also to introduce playfulness.

b) Details including material, maintenance and other detailed specifications to be provided at the time of formal submission for all the additional elements in the proposed design scheme including the median (metro median).

c) The bottom of the sculptures to be kept in a light colour so as to appropriately reflect the light and give the artwork an enhanced appearance.

4. The architect was advised to adhere to the above observations in the subsequent submission at formal stage and furnish a pointwise incorporation/reply.

Accepted, observation given.

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

D: ADDITIONAL ITEMS:

1 BUILDING PLANS PROPOSAL IN RESPECT OF THE RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, 4764/23, ON PLOT NO-19B, KOTHI NO-23 AT ANSARI ROAD, DARYA GANJ, DELHI

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

2. The building plan proposal at formal stage received (online) was scrutinized and following observation were given:

a) Proper light and ventilation shall be ensured in the building.

b) Appropriate screening arrangements shall be made to ensure screening of clothes hanging in the balconies. Appropriate arrangements/spaces shall be created to house air-conditioners, dish antennas etc. with proper screening so as not to mar the aesthetics.

c) 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

Approved, observation given.

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

The following were present at the Meeting ( online ) of the Commission held on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, from 02.30 PM onwards:

1. Prof. Dr P.S.N. Rao, Chairman, DUAC
2. Shri Abhimanyu Dalal, Member, DUAC