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To cash in on the big,fat Delhi wedding,civic body overhauls venues

No wedding in Delhi is considered a success if guests do not talk about its extravagance for at least a year.

No wedding in Delhi is considered a success if guests do not talk about its extravagance for at least a year. Seen as a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to outdo one another in grandeur,weddings are getting bigger and fatter. Nowadays it is not uncommon for middle class families to save all their lives to be able to afford five-star hotels as wedding venues.

To cash in on the Capital’s fetish for opulent weddings,the New Delhi Municipal Council is on a drive to overhaul its wedding halls. The civic body has already renovated the Kaka Nagar baratghar while seven others are busy getting a makeover. The work,estimated to cost around Rs 27 crore,is expected to be over by the middle of next year.

“These days,more people are getting married in fancy five-star hotels. We thought if we upgrade our baratghars,many people would be only too happy to use them,” said a senior NDMC official.

The overhaul will include making the halls centrally air-conditioned.

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According to plans,the entrance lobby and floor of the hall would be of marble or granite. The exterior will be done in Dholpur stone. The restrooms will also be fully tiled.

The facilities,however,will come for a price. The recently refurbished Kaka Nagar baratghar is now being let out at more Rs 16,000 a day with extra charges for the AC.

Before the renovation,the rent was less than Rs 10,000 a day.

First published on: 07-09-2009 at 03:45:53 am
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