Chandigarh, July 25 -- The Chandigarh administration is considering to privatise three major public sector hotels - Mountview (Sector 10), Shivalikview (Sector 17) and Parkview (Sector 24) - being run by the Chandigarh Industrial and Tourism Development Corporation (CITCO).

Management of Hotel Mountview and Hotel Parkview (then Chandigarh Yatri Niwas) was transferred to CITCO in 1982. Initially, Mountview was run by a private group and after the company's lease ended, the administration decided to take over the hotel. In 1988, Hotel Shivalikview (then Janta Hotel) was transferred to CITCO and put in commercial use on January 1,1990.

Earlier, a financially struggling CITCO had made attempts to lease out its outlets with Baithak at Kalagram...