The decision taken by the Arvind Kejriwal cabinet comes months after the Aam Aadmi Party criticised the BJP for allocating Kalam�s official residence at 10, Rajaji Marg to Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
�It has been decided that the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) will be assigned the work of setting-up this memorial on deposit work basis and its further operation,� an official statement said.
Earlier in April, Delhi Culture Minister Kapil Mishra had visited Rameswaram, the former President�s birth place, to bring back his belongings to the city, which were sent there by the Centre after his death in July last year.
Mishra�s department will be the nodal authority for implementing the project and which will be provided �adequate funds� by the Delhi Government�s Finance department.
�It may be recalled that A.P.J. Mohamed Muthu Meeran Lebbal Maraikayar, the elder brother of the former President in his letter addressed to the Chief Minister had requested for setting up a �Kalam National Centre for Knowledge Discovery� in New Delhi,� the statement added.