Lucknow’s land shortage has led the LDA Board to allow construction of multistoried apartments on a minimum land area of 150 sqmt. This limit was earlier 300 sqmt. The rule will apply on both government agencies and private builders.
The LDA board meeting proposed the relaxation in the land limit on Monday and would soon send it to the state government for final approval. Builders will also have to abide by the building bylaws like maintaining the green area, plinth area, creating proper infrastructure like drains, sewerage network, supply lines etc. The projects will also ensure compliance with firefighting norms etc.Though LDA apartments are cheaper than those developed by private builders, but only a few get the benefit due to the lottery system, officials said, adding that the relaxation will translate into flats for more people.