Delhi’s busy Chandni Chowk wore a “revamped” look on Sunday as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the newly redeveloped market whereas additionally saying new guidelines. Kejriwal mentioned Chandni Chowk has turn into extra lovely and other people come right here to stroll until midnight, submit its redevelopment. The undertaking was imagined to be inaugurated on April 17 this 12 months however was cancelled because of the second Covid-19 wave.
Addressing the gathering close to Fountain Chowk within the Chandni Chowk principal market, Kejriwal introduced that road meals joints shall be allowed to open for 3-4 hours until midnight so that folks can come right here within the night time and luxuriate in. A lot of road meals joints shall be opened after closure of the market, he mentioned.
Kejriwal mentioned earlier damaged roads, dangling wires, site visitors congestion have been synonymous with Chandni Chowk however now it has turn into “lovely” and “aesthetically interesting.”
Within the redevelopment undertaking, the principle Chandni Chowk stretch between the Purple Fort and the Fatehpuri Masjid crossing has been improved and beautified. The stretch has been developed as a “pedestrian-friendly hall” and made aesthetically interesting with the assistance of crimson granite stone, ornamental lights, crops and and road furnishings amongst others.
The stretch has been made a “no site visitors zone” for motorised autos between 9 am and 9 pm. In keeping with PWD officers, the undertaking was authorized in August 2018 and work on it started in December 2018.
Within the redevelopment undertaking, precedence has been given to pedestrian services as almost 2.5 metre huge footpath has been offered for them. The redeveloped stretch has 197 electrical poles and 124 CCTV cameras have been put in all around the space. Delhi City Growth minister Satyendar Jain mentioned the realm shall be given an additional facelift.
In keeping with an announcement issued by the Delhi authorities, the redeveloped Chandni Chowk has services like bogs, water ATMs and dustbins for pedestrians to stroll with out inconvenience. Provision has been made for unisex bogs and ramps for folks with disabilities. It has ‘divyang’ pleasant tactile flooring as effectively. 4 earthen and sandstone signages have been put in on which data has been given in Hindi, English, Urdu and Punjabi. Seating bollards and sandstone seats have been put in on the street in order that the vacationers don’t get inconvenienced.