Redevelopment of seven General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) colonies in Delhi will increase the green area coverage by three times from existing green space area and the compensatory plantation of trees will be done in the ratio of 1:10 thereby resulting in enhanced tree coverage area. It may be recalled here that in July 2016, the Union Cabinet had approved redevelopment of seven General Pool Residential Accommodation (GPRA) colonies i.e. Sarojini Nagar, Netaji Nagar, Nauroji Nagar through National Buildings Construction Corporation Limited (NBCC) and Kasturba Nagar, Thyagraj Nagar, Srinivaspuri and Mohammadpur through Central Public Works Department (CPWD) to replace the existing housing stock of 12,970 dwelling units of Type I to IV with Build Up Area (BUA) of approx. 7.49 lakh sq.m with approx. 25,667 dwelling units of Type II to VI with BUA of approx. 29.18 lakh sq.m. with supporting social infrastructure facilities.
Redevelopment of these 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 large clusters as an integral part of landscaping design scheme. With the design of multi-storeyed residential and commercial blocks, the effective ground coverage has drastically reduced thus, providing more space for green area.