‘No hotel room shortage by Commonwealth Games’

October 23rd, 2008 - 11:52 pm ICT by IANS  

New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) There would be no shortage of rooms in both star and budget category hotels in the capital by the 2010 Commonwealth Games, parliament was informed Thursday.”Presently there are about 11,000 rooms under all categories of approved hotels in the National Capital Region (NCR). The tourism ministry has estimated a requirement of an additional 30,000 rooms under all categories for CWG 2010,” Urban Development Minister S. Jaipal Reddy said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha.

“Further, in order to augment hotel rooms for 2010 CWG, new hotel projects in the NCR are under implementation. The tourism ministry has informed that the task force set up for this purpose has assessed that 14,264 rooms are going to be added for the CWG 2010,” Reddy said.

“It is further expected that additional rooms will be available under the Bed and Breakfast Scheme launched recently by the Delhi government and due to liberalization of guest house norms,” Reddy added.

“The recent amendment to the Master Plan for Delhi (MPD 2021) liberalizing the development control norms for hotels is also expected to facilitate creation of additional rooms,” Reddy noted.

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