STATESMAN NEWS SERVICE
New Delhi, 21 July
Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will construct a Wellness Centre in a five-acre land adjoining Garden of Five Senses at Said-ul-Ajab in South Delhi. The project will be on a public-private-partnership for which DTTDC has floated tenders.
The officials informed that the process of identifying the concessionaire for the proposed Wellness Centre has already begun two weeks ago. The facility will be set up on a Public Private Partnership (PPP) on Build-Operate-Transfer (BoT) model by the corporation.
The project site is at a distance of 1 km (via a 2-lane road) from Mehrauli Badarpur Road which is a 4-lane road connecting NH236 and NH2. The centre will be approximately 1 km from Saket Metro Station.
“We expect that the centre will help encourage Kerala tourism in Delhi in terms of Ayurvedic practices including alternative medicine therapy such as ayurveda, acupuncture, reiki and reflexology,” said the official.  He also confirmed the availability of air-conditioned rooms along with unique packages of different therapies for an ostensible fee in the wellness centre.
The Authority has decided to undertake development, operation and maintenance of Wellness & Recreational Club project on a land measuring 5.27 acres located near Garden of Five Senses Area. “The evaluation of technical bid is over  and  now we are focusing on financial bid and once the process is over, the project will start and take a year to complete,” said a DTTDC official.
He confirmed that Srei Infrastructure Finance Limited has been appointed by the Authority as the Project Advisor to undertake the activities in connection with and commencing from Project Conceptualisation to selection of Private Entity to whom the Project may be awarded. Indicative capital cost of theproject is around Rs 25 crore.