Give up the palaces

Time to redesign Lutyens' Bungalow Zone in Delhi

The ministry of urban development, according to several newspaper reports, plans to dismantle around 500 bungalows in what is known as the Lutyens' Bungalow Zone of central New Delhi. The ministry's plan is that these will be rebuilt in an approximation of the bungalows' original style, but with various expensive modern conveniences like modular kitchens. They will also be structurally more sound, building in earthquake resistance among other things. Fortunately, this proposal has not yet been cleared by the Cabinet, which is required - the expenditure is substantial, reportedly ...