To keep its properties away from the grasp of land mafia and dubious firms, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has come up with a new policy for tendering its banquet hall ‘Shehnai’.
Shehnai banquet-cum-restaurant was lying unutilised since 2008 due to a legal tussle.
According to an MCD official, bidders for the banquet hall will have to give an undertaking, saying that as an individual or partner of a firm or director of a company, he or she has not been blacklisted by the corporation and there are no dues pending against him/her. “Firms, with a clean image and experience in event management, will only be allowed to apply for the bidding,” said a senior MCD official.
The minimum bid price for the hall will be fixed at R10 crore per annum. The firm that bids the highest will be awarded the contract for five years.
The hall closed following a court case in 2007, in which the contractor in connivance with MCD officials claimed ownership rights on the prime property for 99 years, instead of five years.