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Pitampura to have Dilli Haat by Nov

delhi Updated: Jun 02, 2007 21:38 IST
Amitabh Shukla
Amitabh Shukla
Hindustan Times
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Delhi is set to have another happening place in the next six months. The residents of west Delhi would have a 'Dilli Haat' at Pitampura by November this year. Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit visited the Haat along with the officials on Saturday and made the announcement soon after.

Delhi Tourism claimed the Pitampura Dilli Haat would be more spacious than the one near INA market, more beautiful, well designed and equipped with ultra modern facilities and would also provide ample parking facilities.

“With its unique positioning prime location, proximity to the Delhi Metro, large area the Haat is assured to generate million of footfalls,” Dikshit said. She added that the government is considering setting up of another Dilli Haat in East Delhi.

According to the concept note, the place would have provisions for cultural activity, demonstration and exhibition of traditional craft with eateries and shops to generate public activity in the area. “This would become a new centre for cultural activities as most of such activity is concentrated in and around central-south Delhi,” said an official.

The Haat would have an area of 7.2 acres. It would have 108 craft shops, 11 temporary shops, a multi purpose pavilion for craft exhibition with a capacity of 100 display and exhibit counters and 20 food kiosks with a capacity of 400 people in the food court.

The other features would be a fine dining AC restaurant with sitting capacity of 100 persons, conference rooms; double storeyed dormitory for craftsmen with a capacity of 96 beds, amphitheater with a capacity of 450 persons, car parking for 323 cars and two wheeler parking. Its other salient features would be an art gallery, spice market, sculpture court, etc.

Dikshit later on inspected the ongoing work of GTB memorial at Singhu Border. “This would be developed as an outstanding memorial at the entry point of Delhi with sweeping green curves, geometrical granite planes and imposing stainless steel structure,” she said. This is being developed on a 11.57 acre plot.