How many ACs does a four bedroom bungalow require?
Reply to an application filed under the Right to Information (RTI) Act has revealed that 31 air-conditioners were installed at the official residence of the former chief minister of Delhi. The reply further shows that Sheila Dikshit’s residence had15 desert coolers, 25 heaters, 16 air purifiers and 12 geysers installed. The 3, Motilal Nehru Marg, bungalow spread over 3.5 acres has now been allotted to the former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and has been renovated at a cost of Rs. 35 lakhs.
The CPWD has informed that for the electrical renovation of the house, an expense of Rs 16.81 lakh was incurred to customise it according to the needs of then chief minister. The reply adds that some of these appliances are being utilised in other government offices while the remaining air-conditioners and fixtures shall be utilised as and when requirement arises.
Critics have raised eyebrows over the quantum of equipments used in the four-bedroom bungalow.