An architectural masterpiece, the Lotus Temple in the Capital, is all set to undergo expansion with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) clearing a proposal for the same. In a DDA board meeting on Friday, the layout plan for expansion of the temple was approved but subject to the condition of furnishing an undertaking that the ground coverage will not exceed beyond the sanctioned Floor Area Ratio (FAR).The Bahai House of Worship, commonly known as the Lotus Temple, had requested the DDA to approve the layout plan for building a centre for training of youths and to accommodate all facilities required for the training centre. "The expansion plan had already been discussed at various levels including the technical committee which had recommended relaxation in ground coverage for construction of the new building," said a senior DDA official.
In another major decision, the DDA approved modifications in the Master Plan 2021 to increase ground coverage and FAR in plots measuring 750 sq. metre and above. As per the decision, the maximum ground coverage in these plots has been increased from 40 per cent to 50 per cent and FAR increased from 120 to 200.