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New MCD office hopes to retain 'old flavours'

delhi Updated: Mar 03, 2011 23:40 IST
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When it shifts to the swanky new Civic Centre on Minto Road, the MCD will be taking along with it the aroma and essence of Chandni Chowk.

The civic body is planning to invite bids for canteens at its new office.

And it wants caterers who can provide 'the flavours of Old Delhi'.

Jagdish Mamgain, chairman, MCD Works Committee, says there will be a canteen on every floor of the 28-storey Dr Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre.

The civic body is also planning to open a rooftop cafeteria. "There will be open tendering for the canteens and the tenders will specifically mention that the food should reflect the flavours of Old Delhi," said Mamgain.

At present, the MCD Office 'Town Hall' gets its food from eating joints in Chandni Chowk.

The same kind of food is expected in the new office, too.

"Emphasis will be on cleanliness and hygiene and so, tenders will only be given to reputed companies," said an official.

The 112-metre Civic Centre cost R650 crore to build.