After renovations, DLF Mall set to reopen next week | Noida News

Noida: DLF Mall of India, which has remained largely shut since the lockdown began in March, is set to open next week after internal renovations. Only stores dealing with essential items, like Big Bazaar, had been operational during the past six months. However, those, too, had shut after a part of the mall’s ceiling collapsed in July.
“It did not make sense for us to open only for the weekends, so we used this time to renovate, paint and complete some interior work. We will open full-time from next week. The date will be declared soon,” a mall spokesperson said.
On July 8, a two-member team of Noida Authority inspected the premises of DLF Mall of India after a 35-second video, purportedly showing a section of a roof inside the mall collapsing and smoke rising from the rooftop, surfaced. Some pictures of ‘construction debris’ were also circulated on social media, following which DLF had clarified that the video was old and they had themselves brought down a damaged portion of the roof. A DLF spokesperson had then said that the mall was undertaking planned enhancement work when the lockdown was suddenly announced. Extreme weather conditions in June had adversely impacted a portion of the roof and it had been decided to bring it down and rebuild it completely, he had added.
Shibly Khan, GM operations, DLF Mall of India, told TOI that the mall is now ‘looking better than before’. “We have renovated the interiors, upgraded technology and sanitisation requirements to prepare ourselves for the post-Covid experience. All of this has taken time,” he said.

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