PANAJI: Goans visiting national capital, and the people from the country and abroad would be able to enjoy authentic Goan cuisine in New Delhi in a few days from now with the inauguration of the first Goan restaurant (serving exclusive Goan dishes) at Dilli Haat, near INA market.
The managing director of Goa Tourism Development Corporation (GTDC), Nikhil Dessai, informed that the management of Dilli Haat has allocated a stall to the Goa Tourism for setting up a restaurant to serve Goan dishes for people visiting Delhi Haat from the national capital as well from different parts of the country and abroad.
The managing director of the GTDC informed that the work on restaurant, including a modern kitchen with open air sit-out facilities with beach umbrellas and ambience has been completed, and that the restaurant would be inaugurated in the next few days.
“The visitors to the Goan restaurant at Dilli Haat would be able to experience a slice of Goa in the heart of Delhi,” he stated.
He further said that the facility would also be used to promote Goa as a tourist destination at the Dilli Haat, which attracts around 15 lakh visitors per year.
The facility would be used to promote Goan food besides tourism, he added.
Dessai further said that Goa has been allocated two air-conditioned stalls at the new Dilli Haat being set up at Janakpuri and that the same would be used for setting up more Goan restaurants in the national capital that would benefit a large number of Goans visiting New Delhi.
The GTDC managing director also said that sea plane service would also take off soon, and added that the trials for it would begin in the state in the near future.
Meanwhile, encouraged by the good response from general public to its initiatives like lady driven taxis, and white water rafting, the GTDC has decided to introduce a few more tourism-related services like hot-air ballooning, amphibious vehicles, segway tours and luxury yacht services in the state.
He said that the GTDC, a special purpose vehicle of the state government, would not invest any amount in the new tourism-related services, but would act only as facilitator.
“The GTDC’s role would only be limited to that of hand holder to the private investor, and help the successful bidders of the tenders in getting clearance and permission from various agencies and help in marketing,” he added
Goan restaurant to open at Dilli Haat soon