PM gets Sheila Dikshit's former residence as retirement home

A sprawling bungalow on Motilal Nehru Place will be the abode of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once he retires after the Lok Sabha elections.

hidden February 28, 2014 13:16:34 IST
PM gets Sheila Dikshit's former residence as retirement home

New Delhi: A sprawling bungalow on Motilal Nehru Place will be the abode of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh once he retires after the Lok Sabha elections.

PM gets Sheila Dikshits former residence as retirement home

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit. Reuters

The 3, Motilal Nehru Place type VIII bungalow, spread over 2.5 acres, was vacated by former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit recently.

The four-bedroom bungalow with well maintained lawns and office space meets the requirement of a former Prime Minister.

"Some work has to be undertaken at the bungalow before the VIP moves here and CPWD has been given the responsibility for it," said a senior Urban Development Ministry official.

With the allotment of a Lutyen's bungalow, Singh and his wife would be entitled to occupy the house for their lifetime.

Singh, a Rajya Sabha MP, is currently staying at 7 Race Course Road, the official residence of the Prime Minister.

Dikshit has moved to a 2,000-sq ft, three-bedroom flat in Silver Arch apartment on Ferozeshah Road in central Delhi after vacating the Motilal Nehru Place bungalow.

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