In a demand which has left the Public Works Department stumped, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has asked for all air conditioners to be removed from his official four-bedroom bungalow in north Delhi's Civil Lines area where he is expected to shift soon.
According to a senior government official, "He (Kejriwal) has asked us to remove all the air conditioners from the house which is a difficult task for us as it would mean almost redesigning the house. We will have to make windows or some alternate arrangements to hide the empty spaces created in the walls."
"We have now requested him to reconsider this demand, but if he remains adamant, we will have to do the needful."
The house which is located at 6, Flagstaff Road has a couple of servants' quarters, a drawing and dining area and two lawns. It was earlier occupied by Prem Singh, former Congress Speaker, reports NDTV.
A PWD official said that Kejriwal did not want much investment to go into the renovation of the house, not even a new coat of paint.
"We, however, have got the house repainted and cleaned as it was lying unused for more than a year," he said.
"If the CM wants to shift in next two or three days, the house is almost ready," the official added.
According to sources, the AAP chief did not even switch on the ACs installed in his office at Delhi Secretariat.
Kejriwal currently resides in Kaushambi with his parents, wife and two children.