New Delhi: An appeal of Tata group-run Indian Hotels Company Ltd (IHCL), which runs the luxury Taj Mansingh Hotel, challenging auctioning of the property by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC). was today dismissed by the Delhi High Court.
A division bench of Justice Pradeep Nandrajog and Justice Pratibha Rani dismissed the plea, which was an appeal against a single judge order upholding the hotel’s auction. On September 25, a single judge had dismissed an IHCL suit to renew its licence and upheld the NDMC’s decision to auction the property.
The property, owned by NDMC, was given to IHCL on a 33-year lease that had ended in 2011. IHCL has been since managing the property on several extensions it has got.