NEW DELHI: The revamped Chandni Chowk was inaugurated by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal. It was Former Chief Minister Late Sheila Dixit’s plan to redevelop old Delhi in 2004, under the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation.
Chandni Chowk was known for its traffic, pollution, poor roads, and broken electric wires, but the Delhi Government has redeveloped old Delhi back to its charm. Old Delhi holds great significance because of its past, colorful markets, and monuments.
The development of Chandni Chowk has been completed with two footpaths, two carriages, and a central verge. The 1.3km stretch between Red Fort and Fatehpur Masjid now holds a beautiful walkway for people where vehicles are prohibited.
CCTVs have been installed to manage any traffic violation. The stretch has explicitly been made a no-traffic zone between 9 am and 9 pm. Other than that, red granite stones, decorative lights, plants, and street furniture have been installed to bring old Delhi back.
The much-needed development will decrease Chandni Chowk’s pollution levels and help people maintain distance and carry out their daily commute. Delhi Government plans to transform Chandni Chowk into a tourist spot with local food joints open till midnight so that people can enjoy the nightlife of old Delhi.