An international cricket stadium, a five-star hotel, and a world-class medical facility — the landscape of Narela in Northwest Delhi is set to be transformed, with the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) identifying 50 acres of land near the Urban Extension Road II for the development of these facilities.
Lieutenant Governor Vinai Kumar Saxena, who is steering the project, has instructed the DDA to identify additional land parcels in the vicinity for the development of sporting infrastructure related to football, hockey, and other Olympic sports. This move aligns with the vision of strengthening Delhi’s bid to host the Olympics in 2036.
In a departure from past practices, officials said the DDA, under Saxena’s approval, will not merely sell land, but will be an equity partner in the project, contributing the cost of the land as its share.
This approach, emphasised by Saxena, ensures both stakeholding and recurring income for the DDA.
Additionally, officials said the L-G has greenlit a proposal to initiate Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for the cricket stadium complex promptly, with a stipulation for completion within two years.
The L-G also aims to transform Narela into an educational hub, as evidenced by a previous decision to allocate land for university campuses, officials said.