Town Hall restoration: Tenders to be floated soon
The North Delhi Municipal Corporation (North MCD) has set the ball rolling for hiring a consultant for preparing a fresh restoration plan for the iconic 150-year-old Town Hall in old Delhi and is likely to float a tender next week.
The redevelopment plan seeks a conservation of the Victorian-era mansion that will house a museum, retelling the history of Delhi, the centre-piece of the attractions that are to be built.
A craft baazar, a dancing fountain, a maze, light and sound programmes, street food, children activity area, a boutique hotel, food court, courtyard and sculpture garden, digital library, lecture rooms, fine dining areas, are also to be developed in its premises.
"The process had already begun. We have prepared the RFP (Request for Proposal) for the project for inviting bids from consultants and the tender for selecting the consultant should be out by next week," a senior official of the North MCD said.
North MCD Mayor Preety Agarwal had last week made the announcement that the redevelopment of the Town Hall in Chandni Chowk – the headquarters of the erstwhile
unified MCD – into a centre of cultural and social heritage would be taken up on a PPP model.