NEW DELHI: The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) on Thursday chose to sell the Taj Mansingh Hotel and wipe out the permit of Le Meridien, two choices that have been pending for some time. Boss Minister Arvind Kejriwal, an individual from chamber of NDMC, made the declaration taking after an exceptional meeting of its top decision-making body.
“Important decisions at NDMC meeting-open auction of Taj Mansingh, cancel Le Meridian Hotel license, 240 days TMR (Temporary Muster Roll) every yr 2 all death cases (sic),” Mr Kejriwal tweeted.
Last November, Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL) of the Tata Group had moved the Supreme Court against a Delhi High Court arrange permitting NDMC to sell the Taj Hotel contending there was no compelling reason to do it as it produces great income for the civic body.
Le Meridien’s licence charge has been a bone of conflict with affirmations of anomalies against the civic body in recuperation of licence expense from the 5-star property situated in the city’s Lutyens’ Zone.
NDMC had climbed its permit expense to over Rs. 3 crore a year ago.
It is claimed that NDMC authorities permitted a settlement of pending licence expense contribution towards the civic body by the hotel by tolerating a one-time charge of over Rs. 150 crore which professedly brought about loss Rs. 400 crore to the exchequer.