New Delhi: Aiming at upgrading facilities at
guest houses in the capital in view of the Commonwealth Games,
Tourism Ministry has introduced an Interest Subsidy Scheme.
The scheme would be applicable for loans taken to upgrade
the existing facilities in approved guest houses which are
allowed as per the prevailing civic bye-laws of DDA, MCD
Interest Subsidy proposals will take into account
number of rooms as licensed by civic agency and Delhi Police.
The Ministry would provide interest subsidy on loan of maximum
Rs 2 lakh per room basis.
Guest house may seek higher loan but the payment of
interest subsidy would be calculated at Rs 2 lakh per room
subject to an overall upper limit of Rs 60 lakh per guest
house, officials said.
The scheme would be effective from immediate effect and
it would apply to all licensed guest houses in the capital.
The subsidy would be applicable for upgrading of
flooring, furniture like bed, table, chair, luggage rack,
cupboard, bathroom fixtures including WC and wash basin.
It can also be used for geyser, RO machine for drinking
water, A/C, electric light fittings, common areas like lobby
and reception, facade and infrastructure development works
like supply of electricity, water and installation of solar
heating and lighting.