Delhi gets another landmark
Delhi got its third Dilli Haat today as Dilli Haat at Janakpuri was inaugurated in a colourful ceremony by MP, Parvesh Sahib Singh. More spacious than the other two Dilli Haats which are at INA and Pitampura, Dilli Haat-Janakpuri is spread over a sprawling area of 9.80 acres. Speaking on the occasion, Parvesh Sahib Singh said that this new venue will be showcasing the country’s craft and cultural tradition, and will be an open air, shopper’s paradise which will be a one stop destination for art, craft, and music and food lovers. This Dilli Haat has been developed by Delhi Tourism at a cost of Rs 120 Crore.
The haat has numerous stalls which will showcase ethnic and exotic products and materials exclusive to India. There will be endless shopping opportunities for the visitors as it will bring India’s old rural tradition of open market space to contemporary and modern Delhi.
Ample opportunity for food lovers also lies here! 14 food stalls are set up where one will be able to savor the flavors from across the country and 15 food stalls serving cuisines from around the world.
A sprawling Exposition Hall spreading over 960 sqm. has been set up at Dilli Haat, Janakpuri where various exhibitions, seminars, events will take place. The outer walls of the exposition halls will be covered by creepers which will provide a green roof top.
Some special features of the Haat are - A huge dormitory with 80 beds, 5 public toilets with energy efficient fittings and light fixtures, 24 x 7 power back up, proper sewage treatment plant, water treatment plant, rain water harvesting and three garbage dumping spaces have also been constructed to keep the Haat clean and eco friendly.
The best thing; the new Dilli Haat has been developed with a number of eco-friendly features and is fully disabled-friendly. Lifts, ramps and escalators are installed for the convenience of differently-abled persons and senior citizens.
Keeping in mind the security of the general public, CCTV cameras have been installed at the venue which will provide proper surveillance. There are provisions of parking at the basement and surface area. More than 240 cars, three buses can be parked at the surface area and almost 55 cars and 120 two wheeler can be parked at the basement parking area.
The nearest Metro Station to reach Dilli Haat Janakpuri is Tilak Nagar or Janakpuri Metro Station. The ticket is priced at Rs 10/- (adults) and entry for children (below 12 years) is free. The timings of this Haat are from 11 am to 10 pm.
Jagdish Mukhi, MLA and Rajni Mamtani, Councilor graced the occasion with their presence. Rinku Dhugga, Secretary (Tourism), Govt. of Delhi, Puneet Kr Goel, MD and CEO and Ravi Dadhich, General Manager DTTDC were also present among other dignitaries.