Koi bhi ab Delhi aayega, toh sabse pehle Chandni Chowk dekhne aayega: Kejriwal


New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday (September 12, 2021) inaugurated the redeveloped Chandni Chowk market area. During the inauguration, Kejriwal expressed, “Koi bhi ab Delhi aayega, toh sabse pehle Chandni Chowk dekhne aayega (Whoever will come to Delhi, will visit the Chandni Chowk market first).” 

In the redevelopment project, the 1.3-km-long stretch in Chandni Chowk between the Red Fort and the Fatehpuri Masjid crossing has been improved and beautified. The stretch has been developed as a pedestrian-friendly corridor and made aesthetically appealing with the help of red granite stone, decorative lights, plants and street furniture etc.

The stretch has been made a ‘no-traffic zone’ for motorised vehicles between 9 am and 9 pm.

The project was approved in August 2018 and work on it began in December 2018.

New Chandni Chowk market

It was to be completed in March 2020 but the project got delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic and its deadline was further pushed to December 2020. The project got delayed further and was set for inauguration in April this year but was cancelled due to the second wave of COVID-19 in the national capital.



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