The New Delhi City Centre (NDCC), consisting of Connaught Place and contiguous surrounding areas of approx. 550 acres, has been selected for undertaking the retrofitting model of development, based on stakeholder consultations, desk research and the underlying need to transform the area as a 'World Class Urban Area'.
The area comprises of important Commercial areas (Connaught Place (CBD), Bengali Market, Janpath etc.), Heritage areas (Jantar Mantar and Agrasen Ki Baoli etc.), International Institutions (Foreign Embassies / Mission offices as Nepal Embassy, British Council, Soviet Cultural Centre, Max Muller Bhawan etc.), Happiness Area (Central Park Connaught Place, Hanuman Lane Park, Palika Bazar), Religious Areas (Hanuman Mandir, Sacred Cathedral, Aulia Mosque and Gurudwara Bangla Sahib).
Various Area Based Development Projects are implemented under 3 different categories :
- Physical Infrastructure
- Social Infrastructure
- Value Infrastructure