Delhi’s entry points to be developed

August 1, 2006

NEW DELHI: With the aim of enhancing visitors’ experience when entering the national capital, Delhi government has decided to develop the city’s entry points and equip them with various facilities. Delhi State Industrial and Infrastructure Development Corporation (DSIIDC) has been entrusted with the task of developing the eight entry points. Each entry point would have a different look, but they would all have facilities such as trade and tax department, toll collection booths, petrol pumps, food courts, tourism kiosk and weigh bridges. “When you enter Delhi, you should get a feel of the place and the fact that you are entering the national capital. The project has been taken up to enhance this feeling,” said DSIIDC Managing Director Jalaj Shrivastava. The entry gate would be a sort of a facilitation centre where the different facilities would be available at the same place, he said. “This would be made on BOT basis so that the government does not have to spend any money on the project,”

Shrivastava said. Earlier, the project had been given to PWD. He said initially, DSIIDC, a Delhi Government PSU, would develop three entry points. Meanwhile, DSIIDC is also building freight complexes in the capital, Shrivastava said. He said DSIIDC had won the project from DDA in an open competitive bidding process and would be taking up the work on setting up a freight complex at Dwarka first.

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