Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday inaugurated the redeveloped Chandni Chowk market, which went through several delays owing to the Covid-19 pandemic.
In his address, the Chief Minister said, “Delhi is identified with Chandni Chowk in the whole world. Initially, its image was of broken roads, traffic jams and electric wires. But, the Delhi government worked for three years for its re-development and beautification which have been completed today.”
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. Now, there are underground electric wires, traffic fixed and CCTVs installed.
The place will be open till 12 am and street food joints will be allowed as many people come for a walk in the area late in the night, Arvind Kejriwal announced, adding, it will attract more tourists.
Encroachment is another big problem in the market. I hope all this is resolved before the formal inauguration,” an officail had said earlier.
The stretch has been made a “no-traffic zone” for motorised vehicles between 9 am and 9 pm.