The Telegraph
Saturday , January 18 , 2014
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3-bedroom flat for Kejriwal

New Delhi, Jan. 17: Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal will finally get a Delhi address.

He has been allotted a three-bedroom flat in Lutyens Delhi, not very far away from the India Gate.

The flat is a huge scaledown from the duplex flats that Kejriwal had been allotted earlier in a Delhi Development Authority colony.

The new house, which is close to the duplex apartment, has three bedrooms and a drawing-cum-dining room. It has a total built-up area of 1,650sqft, in contrast to the duplex flats which had 6,000sqft.

The earlier flats had five bedrooms each. They also had a modest lawn. The present flat only has a small garden.

The flat is in a two-storey building. The chief minister’s flat is on the ground floor, while the first floor is occupied by a senior bureaucrat.

The houses are normally allotted to joint secretaries and officials of superior rank.

Kejriwal’s decision to take a single flat goes back on his earlier decision to take an additional one to serve as his office.

On Sunday, Kejriwal’s wife Sunita and his family inspected the property, which is roughly 3km from the secretariat and falls within the chief minister’s constituency.

Kejriwal has not yet taken an official car. He continues to use his WagonR.

Earlier, his colleague Manish Sisodia was allotted a three-bedroom house in east Delhi.