History & Culture

Delhi historic Town Hall to be revamped

DELHI: The historic Town Hall located in the heart of Chandni Chowk will be redeveloped as a centre of cultural and social heritage, the North Delhi Municipal Corporation announced on Thursday.

North Delhi Mayor Preety Agarwal said that the Town Hall would be redeveloped as an attractive tourist destination at par with international standards, reports The Hindu.

This will be done under the Public Private Partnership (PPP) mode for which in-principle approval has been accorded.

Ms. Agarwal said that after the redevelopment, the Hall would emerge as a “centre of culture and social heritage”, depicting the history, culture and the life of Delhi.

“The idea is to make the Town Hall an attraction for tourists at par with international standards. It will provide a wholesome family experience to visitors,” she said.

The Mayor added that the complex would have a crafts bazaar, dancing fountain, light and sound programmes, street food, activity area for children, a boutique hotel, food court, courtyard and sculpture garden, digital library, lecture rooms, a museum, fine dining areas, and much more.

Senior officials of the north corporation, meanwhile, said that the museum at the redeveloped Town Hall would be the main tourist attraction. It is expected to occupy an area of about 1,574 square metres on the ground floor.

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