For instance, Anil Bajaj of Golf Links says, " In 1998, when the AB Vajpayee Government came into existence, they rightly removed our area, Bengali Market, Jor Bagh, Sundar Nagar and Malcha Marg from LBZ. In 2003, when Congress came back, they again put us in the bracket.
We have verbal battles on car parking here every day." " The rich go and tell MoUD and PMO that removing LBZ tag will spoil the look of the colony.
Apparently, Mirza came up with LBZ
after a casual chat under the stars on a terrace with Singha and Khan.
The LBZ currently covers 28.73 sq km and will come down to 23.6 sq km after this modification.
"There were several representations from various organisations and individuals on the issue of demarcating LBZ and based on that, we have sought suggestions and objections to the proposal,"a senior UD Ministry official said.
They are holding on to the lust of LBZ living, despite losing in the Lok Sabha elections." Most of these plush houses are of Type VIII and Type VII.
Among them are several UPA bigwigs which include: Kapil Sibal who has reportedly zeroed in on another accommodation in LBZ; Sachin Pilot; Krishna Tirath; Jaipal Reddy; Pallam Raju; Girija Vyas; Preneet Kaur; Deepa Dasmunsi; Sriprakash Jaiswal; and Beni Prasad Verma.
We have already sent notices to former ministers and senior leaders occupying the Type VIII and VII accommodation in LBZ...
Though the UD ministry holds the mandate to allot ministerial bungalows, for those already having an accommodation in LBZ it will be their call to accept or decline the offer.
You will be surprised to know that while the past few days have been an unforgiving ordeal for the regular Delhiite owing to the long power outages, especially since the May squall, residents of the LBZ
have enjoyed a constant electricity supply without even the odd load-shedding spell.
The latest entry into the LBZ
market is 13 Prithviraj Road, a bungalow earlier leased by the Mexican ambassador and now on sale for a mind- numbing ` 600 crore or $ 110 million.
The ongoing water spat between Delhi and Haryana, too, has not led to any drop in the generous levels reaching the posh LBZ
, where elaborate sprinklers keep sprawling lawns green round the year and frequent car washes give that permanent gleam to VIP fleets.