Sunday, December 6, 2009

Haryana Announces Bread & Basket Scheme

Even as the hotel industry expressed its inability to provide the required number to rooms to accommodate visitors during the 2010 Commonwealth Games, the Haryana government announced that the bed and breakfast scheme would be implemented in Gurgaon. Under the scheme, house owners will be able to rent out their premises to tourists coming for the Games.

Gurgaon deputy commissioner Rajender Kataria said, “It takes a long time to build a hotel and so the Central government, after a survey, approved some 25 houses in Gurgaon that could be converted into guesthouses.” He said the registration and other processes had been simplified and the issue of security would be addressed.

“The hotel industry is also facing a financial crunch and the real estate market is in a virtual slump. The bed and breakfast scheme seems to be the only viable alternative. Other services like restaurants, conference rooms, etc are also being looked into,” Kataria added.

Under the scheme, house owners can rent out a maximum of five rooms with complimentary services like power backup, Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and 24X7 security among others. “Once approved, the state government will market the facility online,” said Kataria.

“Two kinds of licenses will be issued to house owners — silver and gold. Both have different criteria, payment slots,” Kataria said.


harrys said...

can any one give me the address
where one can apply with the
Haryana Govt for Bed and Breakfast
approval. Thanks Hari Krishna