It’s Confirmed: This year, IKEA will open its first store in Delhi NCR!
World’s favourite and the biggest furniture brand IKEA, is all set to open its outlet in Delhi NCR. The Swedish furniture giant that has made a staggering ₹ 10,500 crore investment in India is planning to open 25 outlets by 2025 and be present in 49 cities by 2030.
The Swedish furniture company that is opening it’s first store in India in Hyderabad by the beginning of next year, has ambitious plans of opening around five-six outlets in Delhi NCR. In November IKEA Group had won a bid for a land parcel of 10-acres for ₹842 crore in Gurugram from Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) where the company plans to construct one of the six proposed outlets in the National Capital Region. The company also said that the 400,000 sq feet (proposed) store located in sector 47, the heart of Gurugram, will sell over 9500 articles.
Though no such land deal has yet been done in Noida but the Swedish furniture retailer IKEA signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Uttar Pradesh government, last week to invest over ₹ 5,000 crore in setting up an ‘integrated commercial project’ and opening stores in the state. The investment is expected to help create around 8,000 jobs over the years.
Typically an IKEA store is 400,000 sq feet and since such a large space is difficult to come by, IKEA in India, planing to change it’s model and to open smaller stores, either stand alone or within malls. The company plans a mix of larger and smaller city center format stores across the state and an e-commerce platform to accompany it in the coming months.
They have already acquired land in Bengaluru where the company plans to set up its third outlet after Hyderabad and Mumbai.
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For most of us from Noida, the Metro is nothing short of a lifeline. A saviour in times of need, the metro has connected various parts of Noida to mainstream Delhi. Now, however, you're going to have to take a different look at these metro trains, because you can rent them for throwing parties!
Granted, that isn't really the first thought that comes to mind when one says either party or metro, but it is certainly something interesting. From now, one can book a metro coach on our favourite Aqua Line metro and celebrate any occasion. So read on to find out how it's going to go down and everything else you need to know.
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Ever wanted to party in a Noida Metro Train coach? Well, it seems that now you can, with NMRC's latest initiative. The idea was taken from similar initiatives in Jaipur, Gujarat and Gurugram's Rapid Metro, where train coaches can be rented out for parties. Incidentally, no other foreign country implements this rule.
One can book coaches on operational as well as stationary trains. To ensure that the average commuter isn't held up, only up to 4 coaches can be booked by a party. For booking coaches, you're going to have to pay a security deposit of ₹20,000 and then ₹5,000 to ₹10,000 each hour. Paying extra will get you a decorated coach from the NMRC, so that you don't have to do anything.
In order to actually book a coach, or four, all you have to do is head over to the NMRC's website and apply at least 15 days prior to the date of engagement. Following that, the NMRC will look into the matter and you can get partying in your metro coach within no time!
The NMRC is constantly coming up with innovative ways to generate revenue from Noida Metro. Earlier, the metro stations opened up for film and television shooting. In the near future, we expect the revenue to help improve and expand Noida Metro.
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It's that time of the year again, when your Facebook will show you ads related to all things Valentine, there'll be a rise in pink-red teddy bears at the store windows and of course, the florists will be selling Roses at the price of Orchids. Valentine's Day is en route and if you too, are a part of Cupid's gang and love the day in all its glory, you must be scouting for things to do on this day with your beloved.
Food Festivals are often the best place to find a good time. The energy, the wafting aroma of food, the opportunity to eat, shop and be merry is something we look forward to dearly. of all the food festivals that happen in Delhi, Horn OK Please is the one tyeb city is undoubtedly the most excited for.
By now, if you still don't have a Valentine's Day plan, you've chanced upon the correct article!
If you're in Delhi and have been scouting to get your hands on the best deals for your beloved, that's where PVR Home is walking in on you. PVR Home is a unique offering from the stable of PVR Cinemas; explicitly designed to attract folks from various fields, all under the same roof! They've built a community of industry stalwarts, epicures and forward thinkers, who have further opened doors to intellectual rendezvous in an elite and premium set-up, which is nothing less than interesting.
"A dessert is like a feel-good song and the best ones make you dance." These words, said by the great chef Edward Lee holds true to the core and us dessertarians, couldn't agree more.
A good serving of dessert sets our mood like no other and there isn't a problem, which desserts cannot fix. Delhi clearly understands our emotions related to sugary delights and the city has given us ample of options to binge at, for an epic sugar rush.
Pet parents, if you've been wishing your doggos on Valentine's Day every year because you hail them as your one and only Valentine, then you're probably a part of our gang! The amount of love we have for our doggos cannot be comprehended by our mere mortal words and the love we receive in return, is irreplaceable and unconditional.