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Haryana fillip to Games’ hotels

The Haryana government has decided to ease the worries of hoteliers gearing up for Commonwealth Games 2010. They have decided to set up a single-window-service for the speedy disposal of approvals at various departments in Gurgaon, Faridabad and other NCR towns, reports Sanjeev K Ahuja.

india Updated: Dec 14, 2009 00:34 IST
Sanjeev K Ahuja

The Haryana government has decided to ease the worries of hoteliers gearing up for Commonwealth Games 2010.

They have decided to set up a single-window-service for the speedy disposal of approvals at various departments in Gurgaon, Faridabad and other NCR towns.

As many as 6,647 rooms are being built at various hotel sites. They are likely to be ready for use between March and June next year.

Gurgaon currently has about 1,477 rooms in 28 existing private hotels. Trident Hilton with 110 rooms, Bristol with 85 rooms, Ramada with 91, Radisson Suites (Gurgaon) with 39 suites, Crown Plaza with 202 rooms, Leela Kempinski with 322 and Park Plaza with 46 rooms are some of the key hotels.

According to Sujit Banerjee, secretary (Tourism), Government of India, Haryana would be able to provide about 8,793 rooms for the Games.

In a meeting with hoteliers and senior officials of Haryana Tourism department on Thursday, Gurgaon deputy commissioner Rajender Kumar Kataria, who is also the nodal officer for the Games for Haryana’s NCR towns, said setting up the service was top priority.

Hoteliers such as Vatika are building 312 rooms, Oriental South Delhi 280 rooms, Global Heritage 253 rooms, Homage 118 rooms, City Plaza 75 rooms, Alps 84 rooms, Saffron 50 rooms and Broadway 46 rooms,.

Kataria said the service would help hoteliers get all approvals and licences under one roof in shortest possible time so that maximum hotels could be ready for use before Games. He said hoteliers could e-mail their problems to him on his personal email ID raj69kat@gmail.com.

Feedback collected from hoteliers revealed that of the 6,647 rooms at 97 hotel sites, 4,438 were 100 per cent completed, while 1,614 rooms were 80-99 per cent complete.

In view of the Games, the augmentation of hotel accommodation in Haryana has gained momentum.

Banerjee said the state has allotted 101 sites to build additional rooms. The Haryana State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation (HSIIDC) had allotted three sites for 417 rooms, Town and Country Planning Department has allotted 12 sites for 2395 rooms, Urban Local Bodies Department had also allotted 12 sites for 889 rooms. Similarly, HUDA had allotted 25 sites for 2369 rooms and there were 15 complexes of Haryana Tourism, where 488 rooms are available.