Advisors to help tourism dept run its new centres
If you've been feeling that there's not enough places for you to spend a day out with your family in the city, here's some good news. Pretty soon, you will have an array of options to take your family out for a day spend.delhi Updated: Jul 24, 2011 23:23 IST
If you've been feeling that there's not enough places for you to spend a day out with your family in the city, here's some good news. Pretty soon, you will have an array of options to take your family out for a day spend.
With a number of its projects in various stages of construction, the tourism department has now started exploring for financial modules to run these projects in the most "profitable" manner.
Senior tourism department officials say they will soon appoint "transaction advisors" for each of its project to suggest which financial module would be best suited for that project.
Officials said the union tourism ministry has already compiled a list of qualified financial experts and that the Delhi government would pick some of them from the list to look at their projects.
"While some projects may work better on a public private partnership basis, the tourism department may run some others on its own," said a senior tourism department official.
The neighbourhood cultural centre under Raja Garden flyover, Kanganheri camping site near Najafgarh drain in west Delhi, the watersports facility near Chhawla in west Delhi, adventure parks at Sanjay lake in east Delhi and along the National Highway 8, Kala Gram near Said-ul-Ajab village in south Delhi are some of the projects that the tourism department has taken up.
While the neighbourhood cultural centre was constructed in 2005 and has been lying unused since then, the construction of the camping site and the water sports facility in Kanganheri and Chhawla along with a restaurant is almost complete.
"We have been working on these projects for some time now. Most of them are now complete and can be started as soon as we have a competent company ready to run them on our behalf. The suggestions the transaction advisors give us will help us shortlist the companies with proven record," a tourism department official said.