5 firms in running for night safari
The GNIDA had also scheduled a workshop on Friday to answer queries and examine suggestions for the project from the applicants. The project, which is estimated to cost Rs 700 crore, will be developed on 250 acres of land abutting Gautam Budh University campus on the Yamuna Expressway. It will be developed on a Design, Build, Finance, Operate and Transfer (DBFOT) basis, officials said.
Friday’s meeting was convened by the authority’s additional CEO, Harish Verma. Officials said that the night safari project would be completed in a phased manner in two years. “The final document for the night safari project will be prepared after the ‘request for proposal’ is finalized and a company is selected,” said a senior GNIDA official.
“The detailed project report has been approved by the state government,” the official said. The project has been conceptualized as a family entertainment destination, and will include a night safari, bird park, artificial water body, club, cultural village and entertainment zone.
Expected to be opened for the public by 2017, the project will create environment awareness and offer recreation to residents.