New Delhi's Lutyens Bungalow Zone Set To Shrink by 5 Sq Km
The verdant enclave of New Delhi's Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ) is set to shrink by five square kilometres — from the existing 28.73 sq km to 23.60 sq km. The 600-odd bungalows and institutional buildings within the zone will now be allowed to be built higher.
Draft LBZ guidelines in this regard were issued by the Ministry of Urban Development on Friday. Following a process of public consultation, the final report will be sent to the Prime Minister's Office for a final nod.
The Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC), which was appointed to review the LBZ norms, has recommended that the existing one or two storey residential structures be allowed to include a basement and go up as high as 12 metres, or approximately three storeys.