Even five years after the World Monument Fund listed Lutyens’ Bungalow
Zone as one of the 100 most endangered sites, it is yet to notify a list
of heritage buildings in its area.
Dragging its feet on this list, the NDMC is not in a position to frame a
policy for heritage as it does not have an inventory of the buildings.
While the NDMC had published the Indian National Trust for Art and
Cultural Heritage (INTACH) list in 2001 – asking people if they had any
objections to the buildings listed by INTACH – that list was never given
legal sanction as it was never notified.