Aya Nagar Development Project

By Greha

“Aya Nagar Deveolopment Project” showcases a live project by Greha, a non-profit organization involved in environmental development, habitat design and architecture. Aya Nagar is a small village community on the Delhi-Haryana border along the Mehrauli-Gurgaon road, an arterial road in the Delhi-NCR region. Over the years, with the influx of low-income migrants, Aya Nagar has grown into a sprawling semi-urban colony without the necessary provision of metalled roads, underground sewerage, organised surface drainage, and properly planned electric supply. This project proposes involvement of the indigenous community along with technical experts to implement a proto-typical model for urban development to serve as a guide for similar settlements in the country. The project is divided into three phases to be covered over five years - preliminary research and planning of the overall proposal along with a pilot demonstration in phase I; detailed research and planning and implementation of all the objectives highlighted in the proposal in phase II; and monitoring completion of all works and training & handing over the project to local residents in phase III.