Colorful musical fountain at India Gate-min
The Central Public Works Department (CPWD), as part of beautification of New Delhi and Lutyens Bungalow Zone, is planning to install colorful musical fountain in two water channels and in water body around canopy near India Gate. In addition to this, CPWD is also planning to install colorful static fountains in twelve water channels in central vista area, New Delhi. CPWD is expected to spend Rs 45 crore for these fountains. The work is likely to be started by April, 2018. This expenditure is in addition to the amount New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) will be spending for the improvement of parks, public spaces and fountains in its area is taken up on regular basis. NDMC has set out a budget of Rs 1.25 crore for the year 2017-18 for this purpose.
Lutyens’ Delhi is an area in New Delhi, India, named after the British architect Edwin Lutyens (1869–1944), who was responsible for much of the architectural design and building when India was part of the British Empire in the 1920s and 1930s and 1940s. This also includes the Lutyens Bungalow Zone (LBZ). The LBZ covers an area of about 26 km2. All land and buildings in the LBZ belong to the central government, except for 254.5 acres which is in private hands. It is a very important and expensive zone in New Delhi. There are about 1000 bungalows in the LBZ, of which less than ten percent are in private hands.