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City to get 150 more community centres

Those looking for a wedding venue in Delhi will have more options in the next few years. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to offer 150 community centres in the Capital that will also serve as recreation centres for local residents, Sidhartha Roy reports.

delhi Updated: Apr 17, 2013 00:35 IST
Sidhartha Roy

Those looking for a wedding venue in Delhi will have more options in the next few years. The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is going to offer 150 community centres in the Capital that will also serve as recreation centres for local residents.

The DDA’s plan is to provide enough community centres in the city, which would be available for weddings and other social functions apart from catering to other needs of the local community. As part of the project, the DDA has already constructed 65 community centres across all zones in the Capital and work on 80 more would be taken up in the next few years.

“Out of the 80 new community centres, construction work has already started on 18. These community centres would have the average size of 2,000 square metres each,” said a senior DDA official who didn’t wish to be named.

“All the community centres will have at least two storeys, with the halls in ground floors available for weddings and other functions and the first floor for community services such as recreation centres for senior citizens, libraries or gymnasiums,” he said.

Also, the already constructed 65 community centres would serve as recreation centres for the local community instead of just being used as wedding venues. “In a recent meeting, it was decided that such community centres could be made more useful for residents living in nearby areas instead of just being used for weddings,” he said.

Apart from these community centres, the DDA is also planning to build multi-storey wedding halls in the city, along with temporary structures that can be turned into customised ‘pandals’.

The multi-storey wedding venues would be modeled on ‘Kalyan Mandapams’— popular wedding venues in southern states such as Tamil Nadu and Karnataka.