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NDMC leases OC office to home ministry

delhi Updated: May 20, 2011 00:23 IST
Neelam Pandey
Neelam Pandey
Hindustan Times
Neelam Pandey

After home ministry, the union ministry of tourism has also set its eye on what is presently known as the Commonwealth Games Organising Committee's headquarters.

The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has received a request from the tourism ministry asking them to lease out some floors of the building to them.

According to sources, the civic agency has accepted the proposal and the tourism ministry will be able to get three floors of the building — sixth, seventh and eight.

The building called New Delhi City Centre II was built at a cost of Rs 115 crore in a period of
14 years due to contractual disputes.

"We have requested a proposal from the ministry. There is a process which has to be followed and we will be looking into the request," said Anand Tiwari, spokesperson of NDMC.

Not just this, according to sources, the civic agency also received a request from advisor to Prime Minister of India.

The civic agency has already sent a letter to the home ministry informing them that they can shift in June when OC officials will vacate the building. The letter was sent last week to the minister.

The New Delhi City Centre II (NDCC-II) was formally inaugurated on September 7, 2009 when OC officials had shifted in the building.

NDMC, which owns the building, had received a request from the home ministry last year asking them to lease out the building to them. The civic agency will earn rent through the exercise.

The Organising Committee has paid rent to the tune of R99 crore till March this year to NDMC.

Last year in December, the civic agency had also inaugurated the Convention Centre opposite Jantar Mantar and had said that it would be used for conferences in future.

Inaugurated by union minister of home affairs, P Chidambaram, the convention centre has a modern auditorium of approximately 300 persons capacity, six conferencing halls of various capacities, a business centre and a cafeteria.