Delhi: Development agency for cultural events in parks

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DDA officials say political functions and wedding ceremonies are not allowed in these parks. DDA already has 100 open spaces across the city that can be booked for weddings or political events

PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 10:40 AM

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) has developed a policy that enables entertainment and cultural events by setting up special cultural centers in district parks over an acre and making them more lively.

The policy has been made public for suggestion / objection and will be notified shortly, a DDA official said.

The land ownership agency has divided the parks into two categories: open park areas and facilities such as amphitheaters and boat clubs within parks. First of all, the DDA compiled a list of 16 parks, including Hauz Khas, Asita-Yamuna, Sanjay Lake, Astha Kunj on Nehru Square, Swarn Jayanti Park in Rohini, two district parks in Dwarka, Coronation Park in North Delhi. among other things, which can be booked for various cultural events. Of the 16 parks, nine have other facilities such as an amphitheater.

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A DDA official said: “The aim is to enable the public to use DDA parks in an organized manner. The events can be organized to promote cultural activities such as musical performances, plays and drama, lectures, readings, documentaries, various language festivals, art competitions and shows, health-oriented events, exhibitions, etc. These events can be organized privately. Participation is at the invitation of the organizers. “

DDA officials say political functions and wedding ceremonies are not allowed in these parks. DDA already has 100 open spaces across the city that can be booked for weddings or political events. “Cooking is not allowed in the park. Only ready-to-eat foods are allowed. The park can be booked for 6 to 12 hours and the events are organized between 6am and 8pm in winter and between 5am and 9pm in summer, ”said the official.

A DDA official said the goal of this policy is not to generate revenue, so booking fees are nominal. You have to pay for six hours £3,000 per acre plus GST.

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