I went back to the site where I’d taken the Out with the old, in with the new photo in Dec ’06 to see if the tombs there were still standing and how the area around it had developed, and was pleased to find that the tombs are indeed still there, even though the area around is developing at a pace in keeping with the rest of Delhi! Maybe these tombs are on the INTACH listing and/or are protected by ASI, though that doesn’t seem to be much of a deterrent to the encroachment and demise of such monuments elsewhere!
It’s an interesting “then and now” comparison, with barely more than 2 years in between!
And here’s the same scene in March ’09 … you can see that in the interim I’ve managed to get a better camera! :)
Here are some wider shots of the changes to the area around the tombs. This site is just beyond the Delhi-UP border on the NH 24 “Bypass” road, so it’s in Ghaziabad, just beyond the eastern edge of Delhi, and not on the eastern edge of Delhi as I’d stated in the original post.