New Delhi: A 'haat' dedicated to women is coming soon in the national capital. All the stalls in the first 'only for women' market in the country will be allotted to women that would sell only women merchandise.

In a bid to give momentum to women empowerment, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) had laid the foundation stone during the tenure of Aarti Mehra as the Mayor in 2007.

Constructed above the subway parking of Asif ali road, 39 stalls will be allocated to women apart from the two cafeterias that would also be operated by females. Around 80 percent of the stalls will be given to women from Delhi and rest will be allotted to women from outside the city state.

Moreover, only couple entry will be allowed in the haat.

MCD spokesperson Deep Mathur said, “The works are complete and the terms and conditions for allocation of stalls will be presented before the Standing Committee on Wednesday.”

The upcoming haat in Central Delhi is the fourth ‘cultural haat’ in the national capital after one each at Pitampura, INA and Janakpuri.

The MCD has prepared terms and conditions on which stalls will be allocated to women.

The two-year licence for running the cafeteria will be awarded by the MCD. The stalls for sale of handlooms and other exhibition will be given for 30 days only.

Women will be able to book stalls in their names for one year only and they will have to pay Rs 1000 for bookings to the civic agency.

The ‘haat’ will remain open between 10 am to 9 pm.

JPN/Bureau