New Delhi, Oct. 10 -- The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) on Wednesday approved a proposal to drop the cut-off date of August 12, 2008, mentioned in the Master Plan of Delhi-2021, to regularise fitness centres that have come up since. The decision has set aside fears of sealing the existing ones and putting in place new regulations for fitness centres to operate from residential areas.

According to a senior DDA official, fitness centres that come up after the date of notification of this amendment will be allowed only on the ground floor and basement. The amendments were approved in a meeting headed by Delhi Lieutenant-Governor (L-G) Anil Baijal, who is also the chairman of the landowning agency.

"Fitness centres, including gymnasiums, ...