The Capital’s power zone in central Delhi — home to the sprawling
Lutyens bungalows — is staring at drastic geographical changes, and
might well jostle for space, after the Delhi Development Authority
reveals its final plans for this area next week.
Both the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) — the civic body for central
Delhi — and the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) had recommended that
the area of the Lutyens Bungalow Zone, be reduced considerably. They had
acted under instructions from the Prime Minister’s Office.
Lieutenant Governor Tajendra Khanna has directed the Delhi Development
Authority to re-work the draft zonal plan for the Lutyens Bungalow Zone
(LBZ), in consultation with the Delhi Urban Arts Commission (DUAC) and
the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).
Following major differences between the three bodies regarding the area
to be included under the zone, the DDA has been asked to table the draft
zonal plan for inviting objections and suggestions within the next three