Coming: Couriers, ATMs at Dilli Haat
Dilli Haat, the Capital’s unique market for ethnic ware from across the country, is about to get a Rs 5-crore makeover, report Vibha Sharma and Karan Chaudhury.delhi Updated: May 04, 2007 04:26 IST
Dilli Haat, the Capital’s unique market for ethnic ware from across the country, is about to get a Rs 5-crore makeover.
“It has been more than 12 years since Dilli Haat was set up,” said Sanat Kaul, chairman and managing director, Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation (DTTDC). “The bulk of the funds will go towards improved wiring and plumbing.”
But new services will be added as well. ATM counters will be opened — in case shoppers run out of money. “We will be setting up a courier counter so that shoppers can buy gifts and dispatch them to their friends anywhere across the globe right away,” said Kaul.
An art gallery, better seating space and a new look for the food plazas are also promised under the new plan.
Another DTTDC official said there was an urgent need to introduce new facilities to attract visitors, particularly foreigners. Kaul said no time limit had been set to complete the renovation. But tenders have been issued and the work will start soon.