Delhi Tourism Policy

CHAPTER-10 TOURISM
Delhi city is sprinkled with dazzling gems: captivating ancient monuments,
fascinating museums and art galleries, architectural wonders, a vivacious performing-arts scene, fabulous eating places and bustling markets. With its rich and diverse cultural heritage, Delhi is also used as a gateway for traveling to cities of India. The city is significant for the role it has played throughout history, having been the centre of an empire for the majority of this millennium. It is an important city in the Indian sub continent and comparisons have often been made to other great cities of the world. However, very few cities carry with them, to such an extent, the weight of several layers of continuous history.

One can have a fascinating glimpse into the past in Old Delhi, with its labyrinth of narrow lanes, old havelis, and colourful bazaars. Rickshaws wind their way through this crowded, bustling capital of the Mughals, where life continues, much as it did hundreds of years ago. Modern Delhi has a lot more to offer. Delhi has a modern, well-planned and extensive Metro network that connects all corners of Delhi; this network is still growing. New roadways and flyovers have improved connectivity, the latest of which is the Signature Bridge, an ambitious project of Delhi Tourism. Delhi Tourism is on a mission to change status quo and ensure that Delhi becomes a world-class tourist destination and the leader in art, culture, music, theatre, film and entertainment.

In 1911, British shifted their capital from Calcutta to Delhi. After independence in 1947, New Delhi was officially declared as the Capital of India. Delhi being National Capital Territory, received maximum foreign travelers and NRIs visiting India.

There are Outlays to make Delhi an environmental & eco friendly tourism and cultural & heritage destination. There is need to spread awareness among tourists as well as its citizens regarding Delhi’s glorious past.

The schemes of Tourism Department have been implemented by the DTTDC, an undertaking of the Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi incorporated in 1975 to promote tourism in Delhi. Delhi being National Capital Territory, received a large number of foreign travelers and NRIs visiting India.

Revised outlay & expenditure of Annual Outlay 2016-17, Approved outlay & Revised Annual Outlay 2017-18 and Annual Outlay 2018-19 for Tourism Department are as under:

[` in crore]


Sector 2016-17 2017-18
2018-19
BE
RE Exp BE RE Exp
Tourism 26.00 8.08 117.00 18.00 13.18 44.00

Total Outlay of ` 46.21 crore kept in B.E. 2018-19 on Tourism. This includes revenue budget of ` 46.06 crore and capital budget of ` 0.15 crore. An amount of
` 44 crore is kept for implementation of various schemes, programmes and projects under Tourism sector.

1. Tourism Infrastructure

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 500 Lakh

I. Up-gradation of Food courts, temporary shops / craft stalls etc. at Dilli Haat, INA

Dilli Haat, INA was constructed and inaugurated in March 1994. The Haat needs up gradation in view of wear and tear of infrastructure and changes in user requirements. Most of the area needs face lifting works. However, Food courts, temporary shops and adjoining areas are in very bad condition and needs suitable up gradation and face lifting works. Temporary shops are made with thatch roofing which is of temporary in nature and needs frequent replacement and causes leakages which damage the articles of the artisans, hence the roofing may upgraded to semi permanent structure. Due to frequent damages it gives bad look. Food courts which are in very bad condition also required to be upgraded since no major face lifting had been done since its construction.

II. Renovation and Up-gradation of Coffee Home – Connaught Place

The Coffee Home is situated in prime location of Connaught Place and serves the cuisines and coffee tea for visitors. Since its inception no major renovation work was taken up. The upgradation work planned to be taken up with some of the alterations. There is only one existing entry from side to coffee home hence one additional entry from main path have been proposed to be opened in up gradation phase. Better Public Conveniences are to be provided at a suitable place in the coffee home since existing conveniences are on back side of Coffee Home. The up gradation work will also consist of suitable furnishing also.

III. Development of Open Air-theatre, etc. at Kala Gram near Garden of Five senses

DTTDC has in its possession a plot measuring 5.27 acres adjacent near Garden of Five Senses. The plot of land has been allotted by the Development Department, Government of Delhi. DTTDC proposes to develop this site as venue

for holding concerts and festivals. The basic infrastructure like water, electricity, barricading, public conveniences, cafeteria, parking etc. would be developed by DTTDC. For day to day operation an operator may be appointed by DTTDC through E-tendering process.

This is a on-going state plan-scheme. Development of plot for holding concerts and festivals. During the year 2017-18, an Open air theater has been developed. Further development of venue on this piece of land is to be done during 2018-19.

IV. Conceptualization / Documentation Appointment of Transactional Advisor for Development of Tourism Projects

It is proposed to take up and develop new Tourism Projects in Delhi. For development of new Tourism Projects, it is required to conduct preliminary feasibility study, conceptualize the new ideas and other related work prior to the actual start of the work for the new Tourism Projects. For these works, the expenditure may be incurred on account of consultation fee to Architect, transaction advisor etc. To prepare concept paper on tourism projects at various existing properties of the Corporation, there is a need of Transactional Advisor/Consultant.

V. Renovation & up-gradation of Azad Hind Gram

DTTDC has set up Azad Hind Gram at National Highway-10 before Bahadurgarh Border in Tikri Kalan Village. The complex is spread over 06 acres and has a memorial on Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose depicting select episodes from his life. The complex also houses a museum on Indian National Army with audio visual facility. The complex has a life size statue of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose.

DTTDC would like to upgrade and renovate the Netaji Memorial, Indian National Army Museum, public conveniences and parking facility at the Complex. Repair and Up-gradation of pond and renovation of Restaurant complex and Kiosks.

VI. Construction of Coffee Home at Janak Puri

DTTDC proposed to construct a Coffee Home at Janak Puri subject to more allocation of funds during the year.

VII. Construction of Coffee Home at I.P. Extension

DTTDC proposes to construct a Coffee Home at I.P. Extension subject to more allocation of funds during the year.

An expenditure of about ` 320 lakh incurred during the year 2017-18 on Tourism Infrastructure.

2. River Front Development of Yamuna

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 5 Lakh

Every city in the world is associated with a river flowing through it. More than 40 kms. of Yamuna River flows through Delhi. Every Major city like London, Paris etc. has developed the river front of its city and is a major tourist’s attraction. Even in India River Sabarmati in Ahmedabad has been developed by the State Government and has become a public place for its citizens.

The Yamuna River to the north of the Wazirabad Barrage is the most pristine stretch of the river in Delhi. The east bank of the river in the stretch along Sonia Vihar is to be developed in an ecological manner to enhance and improve natural habitats and the biodiversity of the riverfront area.

The Area of intervention consists of the following:

• Around 700 Acres of Land between the Yamuna River and the Sonia Vihar- Pushta Road

• Around 5.8 km of the Sonia-Vihar Pushta Road from the Wazirabad Road intersection to the Delhi Border

Proposals have already been submitted to the Delhi Govt. for approval of Cabinet. Once the proposal is approved by the Cabinet, consultant for the project will be appointed. Since the project involves development of river fronts the approval of National Green Tribunal will be required and consultant appointed will develop the scheme of the project according to the compliance of the guidelines issued by NGT. Once the project proposal is approved by the NGT, NOC from the Land Owning Agency i.e. Delhi Development Authority will require. However in a meeting held with VC, DDA and Minister of Tourism, Delhi Govt., it was assured by the VC, DDA that once the proposal is agreed by the NGT requisite NOC of DDA will be issued.

Once the above approvals/NOC issued, the development work may be started by DTTDC. To begin with, it is proposed to develop the River front in Delhi upstream of the Wazirabad Bridge. The River front would consist of public conveniences, promenades, jogging track, cycle track, sandpit, volleyball courts, restaurants, snack bars and parks.

3. Promotion of Tourism - Delhi as a Destination

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 1055 Lakh This scheme has been divided in Three parts (Part A & B).
Part A

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 1045 Lakh

Branding Delhi:

It is proposed to create a new campaign called “Brand Delhi”. We will re- develop the online presence of destination Delhi through websites, Apps, Maps, Social Media and Micro-sites. Delhi, bearing a rich heritage and history, has immense potential to become one of the most preferred tourist destinations not only in India but also globally. It is land of monuments, dotted with ruins forts, temples with many chapters of history that have unfolded to make Delhi what is today. Myriad episodes of history, a lineage and significant monuments like the Qutab Minar, the stunning Humanyun’s Tomb, the magnanimous Red Fort, the city of Old Delhi. This Delhi, the Old Fort and many more are epitomes of varied historical eras and this is where the real strength of the City lies as far as the tourism in Delhi is concerned. Delhi has a lot to boast about and hence arises the dire need to promote Delhi as one of the most sought after tourist destinations not only in the domestic but also in the international arena.

Undoubtedly, tourism requires careful Outlayning and management and in the absence of a concrete Tourism Policy, there is no set Outlay drawn to market the city in the International market so as to showcase the potential of the city as a Tourist Friendly destination. There is a need to initiate steps to market Delhi more effectively and in a strategic manner on the lines of other state Tourism Boards.
In order to keep pace with the growing competitive market, it is proposed that, on the lines of other state Tourism departments to carry out aggressive campaigns to Brand Delhi. With an objective to promote tourism in and around the capital city, Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development corporation Ltd. has been playing a role of catalyst and been taking proactive steps in making the city a Tourist Friendly destination.

The activities proposed to be undertaken under the scheme emphasized the need to aggressively Brand Delhi through various available mediums.

Production of Tourist Literature, Folders, Leaflets, Maps, City Guides, Brochures, CDs :

To market Delhi more effectively and in a strategic manner on the lines of other state tourism Boards. DTTDC plans to undertake campaigns for Branding Delhi as a Tourism Destination at national level through various mediums including release of advertisements / advertorials in Travel magazines & Press advertisement, online social media, production of pictorial brochures on Delhi, Radio Jingles, outdoor publicity through Hoardings, Street Furniture, Metro Stations etc. It is also proposed to produce short films on promotion of Delhi – as a tourism Friendly destination and telecast as TV commercials on various channels.

Publicity through Print and Electronic Media/ Internet :

The plan includes: Production of Film on Delhi: Promoting Delhi as a Tourist Destination and as Film Shooting Destination – Edited versions of both the films for TVC. Promotions through TVCs on various channels, Release of Advertisements in Magazines (Travel & Tourism), Outdoor publicity through Metro Stations, Backlit

panels at Airport, Bus shelters, Street Furniture, Air Baggage tags etc., publicity for Delhi Tourism activities like Tours, Travel, Adventure Activities, Dilli Haats through release of advertisements in newspapers and magazines and Social Media.

Organization of Fairs & Festivals :

Delhi Tourism has been actively organizing cultural events in Delhi to showcase this capital city as a tourist and cultural friendly destination not only for foreign tourists but for domestic travelers and the citizens of Delhi. In this context, it is pertinent to mention that the promotion of cultural tourism has been the main stay of Indian Tourism policy and accordingly, the rich heritage of our country at large and Delhi as a city in particular has been projected from time to time. Our neighboring states such as Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh etc. are excellent examples where cultural tourism has already acquired international positioning and has acted as a catalyst to attract large number of tourists to these destinations.

Apart from National & International tourists, NCT of Delhi has its own population of more than 20 million. The citizens of Delhi attend the Fair & Festivals organized by Delhi Tourism with fun and frolic.

Participation in National Fairs/ Conferences/ Marts/ Exhibitions :

National tourism fairs, conferences, travel marts and travel exhibitions are important for interaction with travel industry, media, airlines and other opinion makers. Further, this is helpful in direct marketing of tourist products and services to the consumers by direct interfacing. Presently, DTTDC participates in limited national tourism fairs. These interactive activities will also be organized in Delhi and simultaneously Delhi will also participate in such exhibitions, marts and conferences within India.

Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat :

The scheme of “Ek Bharat Shreshtha Bharat” launched by Ministry of HRD, Govt. of India which envisages strengthening of existing emotional bonding between the people of our country by promoting and showcasing the rich heritage and culture, tourism, wealth, educational specificities, agricultural traditional practices etc. of each state allowing people to understand and appreciate the diversity that is India, while fostering a sense of common identity.

Accordingly engagement matrix for NCT of Delhi has been earmarked with the 8 states of North-Eastern States: with Sikkim & Assam (2016-17), Tripura & Mizoram (2017-18), Arunachal Pradesh & Meghalaya (2018-19) and Manipur & Nagaland (2019-20). The DTTDC proposed to organize culinary festivals with opportunity to learn culinary practices, promotion of Home Stay for visitors, promotion of Rajya- Darshan for tourists, organizing familiarization tour for tour operators of one state, prepare and share with the partner states a book containing information on their culture, customs, traditions, flora & fauna etc. for dissemination to schools colleges, organizing film-festival in the partner state with sub-title, showcase wearing of additional attire of the partner state.

Promotion of Delhi as a Film Shooting Destination :

Govt. of Delhi under the directions of Ministry of I & B, Govt. of India has appointed MD & CEO, DTTDC as the nodal officer for facilitating Film Shootings in Delhi vide order no. F2/797/TSM/11 dated 3rd August, 2016 of Dy. Secretary (Tsm), GNCTD.

Cinema is undoubtedly a powerful tool for the development of a nation. Its impact is immense and it plays an important role in economic expansion. Delhi has been a part of films for a long time now. Its scenic beauty, picturesque locations and historical monuments form interesting backdrops for movies. Delhi also embodies the stark, almost absurd, contrasts of India: A World- Class metro system, the chaos of Old Delhi and the Colonial Serenity of Lutyen’s Delhi.

Subsequently, a Film Shooting Facilitation Cell was created within the corporation on the direction of the Chief Secretary, Govt. of Delhi with an objective that DTTDC acts as a nodal agency to act as a bridge between the filmmakers and the stakeholder agencies for facilitating single window clearances of permission for Film Shootings in Delhi.

DTTDC is in the process of introducing “Single Window Clearance Mechanism” for film making facility so that the legal formalities to shoot in the city can be performed by visiting only one Government Office. Several steps are being taken to introduce a smooth system for granting permission to Film Producers, to provide them consolidated information on instructions/ guidelines issued by various Departments of Delhi and Ministries of the Government, and to make film shooting a hassle-free experience.

Major Tourism Events Sponsored by the Govt.

City Information Service (1280)

Part B

Bed & Breakfast Scheme

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 10 Lakh

This scheme started in the month of October, 2007 and to be continued during the year 2018-19 to provide budget accommodation to tourists coming to Delhi and enjoy the traditional Indian Home & Culture and also have the confidence of the families support and protection and go back with pleasant memories. In the Bed & Breakfast accommodation in Delhi, there are two categories facilities i.e. Silver and Gold. The Registration Fee for Gold Category is ` 5000/- and for Silver Category ` 3000/-. The basic facilities available under the Silver and Gold Categories are:

Facilities Silver Gold
Floor Area of Room 120 sq. ft. 200 sq. ft
Size of Bathroom 30 sq. ft 40 sq. ft
Washing Machine Not Mandatory Mandatory
Refrigerator in the room Not Mandatory Mandatory
Telephone with Extension Not Mandatory Mandatory

In the bedroom, double bed, AC, Furnishing etc., is mandatory. Maximum 06 rooms can be given to the establishment.

The total number of Gold and silver category establishment and rooms registered under this scheme as on 31.03.2017 and target for FY 2018-19 is given below:

Status till 31.03.2018 Target 2018-19
Category No. of Establishment No. of Rooms No. of Establishment No. of Rooms
Gold 39 160 45 185
Silver 233 965 245 1015
Total 265 1131 290 1200

The list of Bed & Breakfast Establishments registered under the scheme is available on the website of DTTDC and Directory of Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Delhi was also published and distributed from time to time.

An expenditure of about ` 655 lakh incurred during the year 2017-18 on Promotion of Tourism in Delhi.

4. Beautification of Entry Points of Delhi

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 250 Lakh

Development of Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial at NH-I and other entry points of Delhi

(i) Entry Point-I at NH-8
(ii) Entry Point-II at Ghazipur
(iii) GTB Memorial at NH-I

DTTDC proposes to beautify the road entry points to the city. These entry points would have the facility of tourist information office, public convenience, snack- bar, parking, first-aid facility etc. The entry gates would highlight the rich heritage of the city.

DTTDC has constructed Guru Tegh Bahadur Memorial at Singhu Border (NH- 1), G.T. Karnal Road, spread over land measuring 11.87 acres as a deposit work of Urban Development Department. The project was set-up under the scheme of beautification of entry point of Delhi.

In the landscaped tranquil background, the 24 metres high central pylon with petals at the base represents the Guru and his strength. The C arches denote his three followers and the monoliths represent the 10 Sikh Gurus with their sayings inscribed on them.

Urban Development Department has transferred the project to Tourism Department, Govt. of NCT of Delhi. DTTDC is the executive agency for upkeep, maintenance and operation of the project. The MOU between DTTDC and Tourism Department was done in the March 2017 and expenditure of about 243 lakh incurred during the year 2017-18 for upkeep, maintenance and operation of the project.

5. Grant-in-Aid to DTTDC for Tourist Information Centres

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 150 Lakh

Delhi Tourism is running Tourist Information Centers at all the main embarkation points in Delhi besides information offices in Kolkata and Chennai. Delhi Tourism disseminates information and distribute literature to the tourists from these offices and a large number of foreign and domestic tourists avail these facilities. The information centers are at the following places in and outside Delhi:

• Domestic Airport- Terminal-I
• New Delhi Railway Station
• Coffee Home, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
• I Center, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
• Govt of India Tourist Office, Janpath
• Dilli Haat, INA
• Kolkatta
• Chennai

6. Grant-in-Aid to Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology (DIHM & CT)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 100 Lakh (This is GIA but used for capital works)

a. Construction of Researcher Block (Boy’s & Girls Hostel)
b. Construction of Residential Staff quarters
c. Purchase of equipments for labs

Delhi Institute of Hotel Management & Catering Technology is an autonomous body established in the year 1983 at Kashmere Gate. The institute was upgraded to the present new building in the year 2012 where the basic infrastructure was available for conducting the classes. During the same year, there was an increase in intake of the students from 60 to 120. Phase- I of the building which includes the academic and administrative block, has been completed and handed over by PWD in 2007 to DIHM & CT. Outlay kept in the Annual Outlay 2018-19 is for construction of Researcher Block (Boys & Girls Hostel) and Residential Staff quarters. During

2013-14, an amount of ` 3 crore was released by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi to DIHM&CT and also DIHM&CT received grant of ` 2 crore from Govt. of India.

DIHM&CT has planned to start some revenue generating courses in 2018-19 and impart the in service training to the cooks, waiters, housekeeping and other MTS staff of Government Guest Houses, Govt. Offices, Canteens and Cafeteria etc.. DIHM&CT will start short term summer courses in four trades i.e. Bakery & Patisserie, Indian Cookery, Snacks Cookery and Chinese Cookery for general people, specially students, ladies and housewives.

7. Skill Development of Students in Government Schools

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 100 Lakh

The Scheme “Skill Development of Students in Government Schools” (Aatm Nirbharta Ki Aur) is an initiative of Govt. of NCT of Delhi. It is a skill development scheme, aims to channelize the energy of the young students who have passed 8th & 10th standard and are 18 to 28 years age group. Aspirant students will be given training in the hospitality sector in the field of cookery, bakery, housekeeping etc. DIHM&CT is the implementing agency of the scheme. The venue will be the schools under the Education Department, GNCTD. During 2015-16, GIA of ₹ 75 lakh has been released to DIHM&CT towards implementation of this scheme. Initially, 4 Govt. schools has been identified by the Education Department, GNCTD. The DIHM&CT will recruit co-ordinators, data entry operators on contract for monitoring and guiding the schools and trainees.

Government will incur the cost of course expenditure on equipment charges which are one time charge.

8. INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT FOR DESTINATIONS AND CIRCUITS (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 2240 Lakh

Under this scheme, the following sub-schemes are covered:
a. Tourist Complex at Said-ud-Azaib (CSS)
b. Grant-in-aid to DTTDC for Chhawala and Kanganheri Water Sports (CSS)
c. Grant-in-aid to DTTDC for development of Soft Adventure Park at Sanjay Lake (Capital Assets) (CSS)
d. Grant-in-aid to DTTDC for new facilities in Delhi Haat INA, New Delhi (Capital Assets) (CSS)
e. GIA to DTTDC for Development of Delhi Haat, Pitampura (CSS)
f. GIA to DTTDC for Development of Delhi Haat, Janakpuri (CSS)
g. GIA to DTTDC for celebration of Incredible India Festival (CSS)
h. GIA to DTTDC for Swadesh Darshan (CSS)

The Ministry of Tourism extends Central Financial Assistance to the State Governments/Union Territory Administrations for tourism projects identified in consultation with them for the improvement of existing tourism products and also for developing new ones. Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, “Infrastructure Development for Destinations and Circuits”, 100% Central Assistance is given for development of destinations/ circuits including mega projects of world standard and also for rural tourism infrastructure development. The Ministry of Tourism provides financial assistance up to ` 5 crore for the development of Destinations and ` 8 crore for Circuits. The upper limit of financial assistance has been increased to ` 25 crore and ` 50 crore for development of identified mega destinations and circuits respectively.

The focus under this revised scheme will be on the improvement of existing product and developing new tourism products to the world standard. It will also focus on Integrated Infrastructure Development of the tourist sites. These tourist sites/destinations would be carefully selected based on its tourism potential. The aim would be to provide all infrastructure facilities required by the tourists within such destinations and circuits. Master Outlaying of these destinations and circuits will be undertaken so as to develop them in an integrated holistic manner. The aim will be convergence of resources and expertise through coordinated action with State Governments / U.Ts and Private Sectors. Tourist Destinations and Circuits in each State would be identified in consultation with the State Governments and would be taken up for development. This would include activities ranging from preparation of a master Outlay to implementation of the master Outlay. Projects to be taken up under this scheme should follow an integrated, projectised, area development approach. Comprehensive DPRs should be prepared for each project after consultations with all the stakeholders.

Some of the projects implemented by Delhi Govt. under CSS are as discussed below:

I) Tourist Complex at Said-ud-Azaib (CSS)

Outlay 2018-19 : ` 35 Lakh (For Capital Assets)

DTTDC has developed one of the finest Gardens spread over an area of 20 acres of Garden of Five Senses, Said-ul-Ajaib. Garden of Five Senses is also the venue for the DTTDC flagship festival i.e. Garden Tourism Festival which is held every year.

DTTDC is developing the following theme garden at Garden of Five Senses:-

• Herbal Garden
• Rose Garden
• Cacti Garden
• Butterfly garden
• Fragrance garden

Ministry of Tourism, GOI sanctioned an amount of ` 192.45 lakh for the project “Development of Theme Garden at Garden of Five Senses, Said-Ul-Ajaib, New Delhi” during 2011-12 with sanction accorded for release of ` 153.96 lakh being 80% of CFA as the first installment for starting the work. Tourism Department has issued a Sanction dated 28.03.2012 of ` 50 Lakh (CFA) to DTTDC for Development of Theme Garden at Garden of Five Senses, Said-Ul-Ajaib, New Delhi under CSS- Outlay out of GOI released amount ` 153.96 lakh. Under this scheme, there was unspent balance of ` 53.96 lakh as on 01.04.2014. An expenditure of ` 40.00 lakh has been incurred during 2014-15. No expenditure has been incurred during 2017-18. There is unspent balance of ` 13.96 lakh as on 01.04.2018. Ministry of Tourism, GOI will release balance amount of ` 40 lakh after furnishing of UC by the DTTDC.

II) GIA to DTTDC for Development of Water Sports Complex at Chhawla and Kanganheri (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 40 Lakh (For Capital Assets)

Chhawla Water Sports Complex:

DTTDC has taken 2.77 acres of land at Chhawla from Irrigation and Flood Control Department on lease basis. DTTDC has set up Chhwala Tourists Complex on Island in Nazafgarh Drain near the campus of Border Security Force. The site is well connected by Road via Nafargarh – Kapashera Road and Metro Line Via Dwarka Sector -21. The following facilities are being created at this site:-

• Elevated Walk ways, Restaurant, Boat Jetty, fish Jetty, Toilet Block, Machan, Parking, Pedestrian Path and Club House.

Ministry of Tourism, GOI sanctioned an amount of ` 297.87 lakh during 2007-08 and released an amount of ` 238.30 lakh. DTTDC has already submitted the UC of an amount of ` 381.89 lakh to MOT, GOI for release of balance funds of
` 48.92 lakh.

Kanganheri Water Sports Complex:

This project is being developed on the piece of land measuring 11.44 acres, which is approximately 2 km from Chhawla Bridge and is located in Kanganheri Village in South West Delhi. The project has accessibility through Nafargarh – Kapasehra Road and Metro Line via Dwarka Sector 21. The following facilities are being created at this site:-

• Platform for tents, administrative block, canteen, toilet block, pantry, balloon plaza, water body, overhead tank, underground tank, cycle track, store block and paved parking.

Ministry of Tourism, GOI sanctioned an amount of ` 416.21 lakh during 2007-08 and released an amount of ` 332.97 lakh. DTTDC has already submitted the UC of an amount of ` 414.81 lakh to MOT, GOI for release of balance funds of
` 59.57 lakh.

III) GIA to DTTDC for Development of Soft Adventure Park at Sanjay Lake (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 30 Lakh (For Capital Assets)
DTTDC has taken over 6.3 acres of land at Sanjay Lake on license fee and revenue sharing basis from DDA for a period of 20 years. The DTTDC has also been allowed boating activities in the lake adjacent to the park. The following structures / works have been completed at the project:-

1. Restaurant Block having carpet area of 119 sq. mts. This includes sitting area, pantry, store, kiosks and publicity utility.

2. Portal cabin structures:-
a. Souvenir Shops
b. Ticket window
c. Toilet block {2}
d. Rooms {4}

3. Rain water Harvesting
4 Elevated walk way : 90 M (approx)
5. Walk way along lake : 250 M (approx)
6. Outlayters : 280 M (approx)
7. Pedestrian walk way

The boundary wall has been constructed on three sides of the plot of land and on one side the area is protected by the lake.

DTTDC is in the process of selection of operator for this project. Basic structure will be provided by the DTTDC and operator will set up the required equipment to operate the Park. The investment is likely to be about ₹ one crore to make the project operational towards the cost of equipment for the activities being proposed, which are as under:-

Inflatable Rock Climbing Wall, Rock Climbing (permanent), Burma Bridge, Monkey Bridge, Spider Web, Dismantle able tented accommodation, Monkey crawling, Mountain Biking, Paint ball, Archery, Rifle shooting, Pit Jump, Rappelling, Zorbing, Commando net, Cat walk, Flying Fox, Dirt Track, Day and overnight camping and Bungee Jumping water based game/boating in the lake is also proposed to be allowed. In addition the operator shall also be required to activate the Restaurant Block and other facilities created at the project.

Ministry of Tourism, GOI sanctioned an amount of ` 451.82 lakh during 2010-11 as CFA on 07.05.2010 and released an amount of ` 361.46 lakh being 80% CFA as the first installment for starting the work. DTTDC has already submitted the

UC of an amount of ` 400.75 lakh to MOT, GOI for release of balance funds of ` 39.26 lakh. An expenditure of ` 499 lakh (` 56 lakh during 2010-11, ` 304 lakh during 2011-12, ` 75 lakh during 2012-13, ` 64 lakh during 2013-14) has been incurred till April 2014 by the DTTDC. An Amount of ` 361.46 lakh (released by GOI earlier) kept in GNCTD account has been released to DTTDC during 2014-15.

IV) GIA to DTTDC for Up-gradation of Dilli Haat at INA (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 10 Lakh (For Capital Assets)

DTTDC had set up a tourism project, Dilli Haat at INA, in pursuance of Government Policy for promoting and preserving our immense heritage of human skill. The objective of this first Haat of its kind in the country was to provide a platform to the artisans of different parts of the country to display their ethnic wares. A take off from the traditional ‘bazaar’ where local artisans sell their merchandise, it offers the visitors a fascinating glimpse of India through its array of crafts, foods and folk performances. The project attained vast popularity among foreign & domestic tourists and won PATA Gold Award in the year 1993 and titled with the award of first barrier free project in the year 2005 in view of its wide success. The Haat fascinated Prince Charles so much that he stretched his whistle-stop visit to an hour long fiesta during his visit in the year 2003 and desired to put up a similar Haat in London. The Corporation has organized Dilli Haat exposition at Trafalgar Square in London in association with Govt. of India, Ministry of Tourism in June 2005. The Haat is being visited by most of the foreign delegations during their visit to India. The Haat has completed its 14 years of success, however requires the additions of new concepts like Art Gallery, International Fine Dining, Museum, setting up of more craft stalls in view of meet out the increasing demands.

Ministry of Tourism, GOI sanctioned an amount of ` 72.85 lakh during 2011-12 and released an amount of ` 58.28 lakh. DTTDC has already submitted the UC of an amount of ` 249.05 lakh to MOT, GOI for release of balance funds of
` 14.57 lakh.

V) GIA to DTTDC for Development of Dilli Haat at Pitampura (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 10 Lakh (For Capital Assets)

VI) GIA to DTTDC for Development of Dilli Haat at Janakpuri (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 100 Lakh (For Capital Assets)

Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation Ltd. (DTTDC) has developed 3rd Dilli Haat at Janakpuri. This project has been developed on a land measuring 08 acres allotted by DDA to DTTDC on lease for 20 years on revenue sharing basis.

This Dilli Haat is set up with an objective to promote the national and international tourism activities and to cater the growing tourism needs in West Delhi and Delhi. This project is going to add value to the entire Township, residency and officers in and around west Delhi.
1. The following facilities are provided in Janakpuri Dilli Haat :100 craft shops – to be allotted to the registered artisans of DC (Handloom) and DC (Handicrafts), Ministry of Textile, Govt. of India.
2. 85 open platforms shops - to promote art, craft and handloom and in line with Dilli Haat vision.
3. Dormitory (80 beds) – for specific use for artisans and craft men at nominal charges.
4. Food court - 14 shops are being created to provide food of different states on India through state tourism corporations.
5. Exposition hall – to promote art, cultural events and various initiative / exhibition etc.
6. Music store and museum in two baskets towers – to promote and provide platform for Indian classical music and literature, keeping in view the theme of this Dilli Haat, which is Music.
7. Auditorium and Amphitheatre – an open auditorium with seating capacity of 800 persons and air conditioned auditorium with seating capacity of 800 persons.
8. Public convenience Public convenience such as parking, drinking water, toilets, tourist facilitation center, landscaping, seating spaces, elevators etc. will be provided. ATM and courier services are also proposed.
In addition to the above some commercial activities are also incorporated including air conditioned shops, food courts, cafeteria, and fine dining restaurants with banqueting facilities. Originally, Finance Department has restricted and approved the estimated cost of the project as ` 79.96 crore after approval of the EFC of ` 81.44 crore in the meeting held on 20.12.2011. (With GNCTD share of ` 25 crore, GOI share of ` 25 crore and DTTDC share of rest amount of ` 29.96 crore). Govt. of NCT of Delhi already released an amount of ` 25 crore as financial support to DTTDC as mentioned in the EFC minutes in the approved EFC cost of ` 79.96 crore. Ministry of Tourism, GOI has sanctioned an amount of ` 24.36 crores, out of which ` 8.85 crore were released earlier, ` 4.50 crore in 2015-16 and ` 10 crore in 2017-18 by the Ministry of Tourism, GOI.

VII) GIA to DTTDC for Celebration of Incredible India Festival (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 15 Lakh

DTTDC organized Incredible India Festival at Baba Kharak Singh Marg, New Delhi from 1st - 15th October 2010. The best of Indian Handicrafts, Handlooms and variety of Indian Cuisine was available to the tourists during the festival. The festival was organized on turnkey basis through an agency. The expenditure incurred on this festival was ` 94.92 lakhs. Ministry of Tourism, govt. of India sanctioned ` 100 lakhs

and released ` 80 lakhs for this festival. Utilization Certificate has already been submitted for release of balance payment of ` 14.92 lakhs.

VIII) GIA to DTTDC for Swadesh Darshan (CSS)

Budget Allocation 2018-19 : ` 2000 Lakh

The scheme is 100% centrally funded and funds are available under this scheme for development of theme based tourism circuits. Project is of development of 7 Heritage Routes with special focus on Mehrauli Node along with construction of elevated walkways connecting Qutub Metro Station to Qutub Minar. Delhi Heritage Circuit comprises of 7 circuits Mehrauli, Tughlaqabad & Suraj Kund, Hauz Khas & Safdarjung’s Tomb, Nizamuddin, Purana Qila & Lodhi Gardens, Shahjahanabad and New Delhi. Spiritual circuit comprises of Dargah Matka Pir, Dargah Hazrat Nizamuddin, Dargah at Chirag Delhi and Quttub Bakhtiyar Kaki, Mehrauli.

The Metro Station of Qutub is very far from Qutub Minar and visitors coming to Qutub Minar on Metro find it difficult to reach Qutub Minar due to poor connectivity. Adjacent to Qutub MInar is Mehrauli Archaeological Park which has a number of notified monuments like Jamali Kamali, Quli Khan’s tomb, Raja ki Baoli, Metcalf house besides a number of other monuments.

It is proposed that an elevated walkway may be constructed connecting Qutub Metro Station with Qutub Minar which may pass through Mehrauli Archaeological Park. The elevated walkway may have the facility of getting down near important notified monuments like Jamali Kamali, Quli Khan’s Tomb etc. in the Mehrauli Archaeological Park and may finish at Qutub Minar.

The cost of the project is approx. ` 100.00 Crores. The appointment of consultant for preparation of detailed project report is under process. After preparation of DPR by the consultant, the Ministry of Tourism, Govt. of India will consider & sanction the scheme. Afterwards, the clearances from different agencies will be taken up.

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