When Sheila Dikshit was the Chief Minister of Delhi, her official residence on Motilal Nehru Marg had 31 air conditioners, 15 desert coolers, 16 air purifiers and 14 heaters installed on the premises. The bungalow has four bedrooms.
The Public Works Department (PWD), in response to an RTI query filed by activist Subhash Agarwal here, has revealed that it spent Rs. 16.81 lakh on electrical renovation in the sprawling bungalow, which is now the home of former Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh. The department has, however, not given details of the expenses incurred on renovation before Dr. Singh moved in.
“The air conditioners and fixtures have been partially utilised in various government offices. The remaining ACs and fixtures will be utilised as and when requirements arise,” the PWD has said in its response.
Ms. Dikshit vacated the house after losing the Assembly polls.