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NDMC panel gives nod to lease out Town Hall to run it as heritage hotel-cum-museum

Updated : June 28, 2018 11:58 AM IST

Lying in neglect for years, Delhi's historic Town Hall is all set to regain its glory, as the area's civic body on Wednesday cleared a proposal to lease out the over 150-year-old heritage landmark to a private player to run a hotel-cum museum.
The standing committee of the North Delhi Municipal Corporation (NDMC) while approving the decision, imposed certain restrictions to ensure that the architectural integrity of the iconic Victorian-era mansion remains intact.
Built in the 1860s, originally known as the Lawrence Institute, the hall was the seat of the Delhi Municipality and is a Grade I structure, the highest ranking for any heritage building that forbids any change in its facade and original design.
NDMC panel gives nod to lease out Town Hall to run it as heritage hotel-cum-museum
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