Old Delhi’s Western Suburbs: Karol Bagh’s Western Extension Area

A large section of Karol Bagh is still officially known as Western Extension Area (WEA), a lasting testament to the attempts made before independence to expand Delhi in a western direction from the the overcrowded old city. While imperial New Delhi was being built for the British south of Old Delhi, the plan was to accommodate the growing Indian population of Delhi in these planned “western extensions”. Here are photos of the building stock of WEA from the 1930s to 50s.

For some more background information and a location map, go to the introduction of this series of posts.

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Photo below is a stitched panorama with distorted perspective

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Photo below is a stitched panorama with distorted perspective

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The two photos below are stitched panoramas with distorted perspective

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