2: Nodal Officers Meeting . Meanwhile, Chandni Chowk is  getting its first mall as part of this redevelopment. & M.C.D. Click here to join our channel (@indianexpress) and stay updated with the latest headlines. Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation … The road is steeped in history. A leading photographic equipment store owner, not wanting to be identified, pointed out that while the redevelopment does look and feel good, shopkeepers and their customers are facing many difficulties. Cong pulls ahead of BJP in Rajasthan urban body polls, Amid new farm laws, pandemic, Madhya Pradesh mandis take a hit, Delhi: Woman, kids held hostage at Sainik Farms, Rs 10 L looted, Supreme Court may hear plea to remove farmers from Delhi’s borders on Dec 16, BJP looks to grow Kerala base with Christian outreach drive, Farmers' protests: Govt alleges hand of ‘tukde tukde’ gang, keeps talks door open, Malnutrition in kids worsens in key states 2015-19, Conspiracy to destabilise country in garb of farmers’ protests: Adityanath, UP: Officials say woman kept in protection home did not suffer miscarriage, Bengal: BJP worker found dead, party blames TMC for 2nd ‘killing’ in 24 hrs, https://images.indianexpress.com/2020/08/1x1.png, Why traders have not returned to Mumbai’s Deonar abattoir, here to join our channel (@indianexpress), How Indian companies adhere to diversity requirements, Before Mamata, when Jaya refused to send IPS officers to Centre, New research: Why Covid-19 in eye tissue is a concern, Experts Explain: How to measure a mountain, IIT-Madras campus shut after over 100 students, staffers test Covid positive, UP questions bonafide of journalists' body that moved SC on behalf of Kappan, Veham: Asim Riaz pines for his one true love, NASA posts image of supermassive black holes merging, 'The response is overwhelming': Manju Warrier on the success of her #kimkim challenge, Team India’s big unknown: 13 in COVID bubble for six months, 'Dhoni backed Kohli when he was on verge of getting dropped in 2012', To pit people’s protest against infrastructure is to diminish urban life and democracy, Railway cop pedals 600 km in 36 hours to promote cycling among the youth, Philips HTL8162 review: Soundbar on a budget but lacks a bit of 'punch', Rishabh Pant believes warm-up century a 'big confidence-booster', Flipkart launches Nokia PureBook X14 with Intel's Comet Lake CPU, What AIMIM leader’s rise means for caste-based and Muslim politics, Astad Deboo could break free of the stage, and do a tandav on the Great Wall of China, Felicity Jones says having baby amid pandemic was ‘pretty scary’. There are many more in the many lanes and by lanes that branch out, like tributaries off a river. City Buzz: Civic poll results in Hyderabad | Pfizer vaccine in India? Explained: What makes the Geminids meteor shower unique? Gone are the encroachments. Prakash, along with senior BJP leader Vijay Goel, visited Chandni Chowk to see the redevelopment work of about 1.3 km long stretch starting from Red Fort crossing to Fatehpuri Masjid. In front of the Bibi ka Serai in Shahjahanabad was a water tank, surrounded by buildings, and on moonlit nights, the buildings would get illuminated as the moonlight reflected on them from the tank — and so the name Chandni Chowk emerged. The water has long receded, but the name remains. Next to this will be the second 5.5-metre-wide carriageway and then a 5.4-metre-wide footpath. They are car-free zones. The North Delhi Municipal Corporation seems in no hurry to tackle these obstacles. 5. It has also become difficult for the very senior citizens and the handicapped, to visit this place in the absence of rickshaws, e-rickshaws, buses etc.”. A BJP delegation visited Chandni Chowk here on Friday to take stock of the ongoing redevelopment work of the 1.5 km stretch between Red Fort … No competition in terms of organised retail is going to come in vicinity of Omaxe Chowk . New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the main area under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project is expected to open by the first week of November, and it … The redevelopment of this market, often claimed to be the largest wholesale bazar in the country, has long been a necessity, with historians, culture and heritage buffs pushing the government to do something, which somehow never took off till two years ago. A 1.3-km stretch between the Red Fort and the Fatehpuri Masjid is being turned into a car-free zone, and beautified keeping the Mughal-era architectural style in mind. 3. The project was supposed to be open to the public by March 2020 but it was delayed due to the lockdown in the wake of Covid-19. It had noted that the pedestrianization of the above stretch of road was a part of the prestigious project of redevelopment of the entire Chandni Chowk … It was a tough project as there are many stakeholders — traders, trader unions, residents, heads of religious structures on the stretch, and the Delhi Urban Arts Commission. Vloggers, particularly, had a field time capturing the bustling 17th century market in Old Delhi in its Kejriwal-times avatar. The footfall conversion rates in Chandni Chowk are very high compared to shopping malls in Delhi-NCR. Goel, who has many times made a strong pitch for the entire Walled City of Delhi being declared a World Heritage City, points out that when tourists from the Chandni Chowk road take to the smaller streets, the ugliness that is being sought to be removed through the redevelopment will hit them hard. Delhi’s waste mountain is pushing up child mortality, but does anyone really care? CHANDHI CHOWK 1.34 KM. PTI HMP RKS RKS (This story has not been edited by THE WEEK and is auto-generated from PTI) Also read. The redevelopment of Jama Masjid and  Chandni Chowk were two projects highlighted by the corporation. Of the Rs 65.63 crore earmarked for the project, the biggest chunk of Rs 45.03 crore went towards the works done by the PWD, while the share of the BSES and the DJB was Rs 13.52 crore and Rs 9.06 crore respectively. It was … Walkability Report is complete. City Buzz: Farmers’ protest reaches SC | COVID vaccine update | Odisha on top in urban governance…and more, Passionate about water and sanitation? Date. As India unlocked in early May and Delhiites started to venture out to visit the places they had hung out in and places they missed, Chandni Chowk would have been a natural destination for many foodies and shoppers. “It has been completely pedestrianised, no kind of motorised or non motorised vehicle is allowed except between 11 pm and 6 am,” says the shop owner. Karnataka: Alert railway police save three lives over the weekend in separate incidents, Many urban Indians will plan a domestic holiday in the next 12 months, data finds, GATE 2021 reopens exam city change window, apply before Dec 15, Patty Jenkins is an incredible storyteller: Wonder Woman 1984 actor Chris Pine, Wasim Jaffer slays Brad Hogg with reply for criticism of Indian top order, Realme set to launch Watch S series, Buds Air Pro Master Edition on December 23 in India, Ajinkya Rahane will have no pressure of captaincy, says Sunil Gavaskar, Woman who married Dalit man killed, buried on family farm by brothers: cops, Bharat Bandh today: Borders under watch, so is Agriculture Minister’s home, MDH’s asli sach: The Mahashay of Spices with a taste for life, Ramnath Goenka Excellence in Journalism Awards, Statutory provisions on reporting (sexual offenses), This website follows the DNPA’s code of conduct. I think this is the most important aspect of the redevelopment of Chandni Chowk. It had noted that the pedestrianization of the above stretch of road was a part of the prestigious project of redevelopment of the entire Chandni Chowk area. ft. 4. Meetings with BSES, SRDC, DUAC and Sachdeva were held to resolve the matter. Comments: 1. The road is flanked by wide pavements, now occupied by vendors selling all kinds of things, like in the past. For all the latest Explained News, download Indian Express App. NEW DELHI: A redevelopment project is soon to transform one of the oldest and busiest markets in the national capital. A video explainer on the Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Project Chandni Chowk in Delhi is one of the largest and oldest markets in India. The area of intervention comes under ward No 77 – Kashmere Gate and ward No 80 – Chandni Chowk. In 2019, another problem emerged when DUAC objected to the placement of the 19 transformers on the central verge as it would ruin the view. That was 17th century Shahjanabad, the city built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan. Delhi struggles to breathe; can the new super commission bring relief? As per the SRDC's website, the redevelopment project includes street improvement of Chandni Chowk, creating a pedestrian-friendly environment with a distinctive character of Chandni Chowk, integrated plan for all the services, creating heritage environment etc. Workers have been digging trenches along the road since December 6 as part of the Aam Aadmi Party government’s Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan. * The moderation of comments is automated and not cleared manually by, Copyright © 2020 The Indian Express [P] Ltd. All Rights Reserved. Though not on the main road, this is a parcel of land that sources say nobody thought of for commercial development till three years ago. 6. The court was hearing a bunch of pleas in connection with the redevelopment of the Chandni Chowk area, including a suo motu petition initiated by … The Sheesh Ganj Gurdwara with its glittering golden dome was  built in 1783 in memory of the ninth Guru Teg Bahadur who was beheaded at the instance of Aurangzeb in 1675. Instead, today there are only masked walkers on the two-lane red-stoned pedestrian-only stretch divided by a patch of lush green plants, and lots of stool-sized carved red stone pillars and carved red stone benches on tile-floored dividers. Solar energy drive to make Shimla a ‘green’ city, Meet these three women in Pune who are waging a tireless battle against plastic, Hyderabad pavements tell you why a third of its accident victims are pedestrians, Rights to ancestral property: What every Indian woman must know, Redevelopment of the stretch from the Jain Mandir to the Fatehpuri mosque, Change of water supply pipes, which involved changing the old pipes as well as the layout of the pipes, Repair and replacement of the existing sewer line by the Delhi Jal Board, Supply and installation of  23 transformers on the central verge, setting up high-tension and low-tension cables and installing feeder  pillars by the power discom BSES. The redevelopment of the 1.3-kilometere-long main road in Chandni Chowk, with the Red Fort looming large at one end, and the humbler Fatehpuri Mosque keeping guard at the other, has totally changed the look of the place. KHARI BAOLI. The idea of the ambitious revamp of Chandni Chowk first came up in 2004. The silvery reflection of moonlight on the waterway, lined on both sides with shops and havelis, gave the stretch its name—Chandni Chowk. CHANDNI CHOWK REDEVELOPMENT PLAN RED FORT TO FATEHPURI MASJID ROAD STRETCH. After hitting multiple roadblocks, the Delhi government’s Chandni Chowk Redevelopment Project is all set to take off as Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has laid the foundation stone on December 7. Coronavirus live updates | No night curfew in Delhi for now, AAP govt tells HC. Walkability Audit: 03/11/2018 & 16/11/2018. A multi-level car parking structure is under construction at the 4.5-acre Gandhi Maidan car park, barely a 100 metres from Gurdwara Seeshganj. Metro connectivity is provided by Kashmere Gate Metro station and Chandni Chowk Metro station. It is not difficult to do this in the entire  area …”, “Without developing the whole of the old city, there is no use developing just one road, Chandni Chowk…when you pedestrianise one road, you leave the whole traffic burden on the other galis, mohallas and small roads.”. The ‘Redevelopment of Chandni Chowk’ was conceived in 2004 after Delhi High Court stepped in. Chandni Chowk’s redevelopment has made Old Delhi’s pedestrians happy, shop owners not so much – India News , Firstpost. Work on Chandni Chowk’s redevelopment finally began in December  2018. The mesh of overhead wires has gone underground, fire hydrants are being set up, red sandstone seats being placed, and toilets being built. LED street lighting is also a part of the plan. The few intrepid citizens who ventured to that heritage street in recent weeks were pleasantly surprised and totally thrilled by what they saw. As the elections are on top, Delhi government took the agenda to redevelop Chandni Chowk all over again this year. “Without developing the whole of the old city, there is no use developing just one road, Chandni Chowk,” says Goel. Post 9 pm, loading and off-loading of goods in motorised vehicles is allowed. A view of renovated pathway as part of a beautification drive at Chandni Chowk in New Delhi NEW DELHI: The AAP government on Wednesday told the Delhi high court that the project of pedestrianization of Chandni Chowk here would be completed and be … | Farmers’ protest…and more, Delhi’s COVID numbers: Blame the people, not air pollution, Chandni Chowk, from Shah Jahan to Kejriwal, City Buzz: Farmers’ protest in Delhi | Hyderabad Municipal Polls | COVID-19 updates, Char Dham highway project will only add to urban woes. “In this market, people are used to parking their vehicles just outside the shop. At an estimated cost of Rs 90 crore, the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project will revamp the path from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. “Most shops in this market are wholesalers, who will have to unload, and use galiwalas (coolies) to bring supplies from one of the main roads. In August 2019, a 12-metre stretch of the entire 1.3 km was readied as a sample in front of the Central Baptist Church. Vijay Goel, a BJP leader who has represented the Delhi Sadar constituency once and Chandni Chowk constituency twice in the Lok Sabha, points out that what the government has done is only redevelop the 1.3 km road. Plus any number of once-beautiful havelis tucked away behind the over 75,000 shops on this road. “There is a necessity to develop the whole of the Walled City, and that means revamp of the electricity, the wires, the sewer system, the roads, grills, removal of encroachments, systematic traffic, and includes a cap on the number of rickshaws; you have to prepare a traffic plan too — allowing for one way somewhere, two way elsewhere and pedestrianisation in some places, so that total development happens.”, Goel emphasizes that the main problem in the Walled City are the many unauthorised constructions done with the connivance of MCD officers and police. I had all the sign boards on this road painted in the same style with the same colour. The Chandni Chowk (Moonlight Square) is one of the oldest and busiest markets in Old Delhi, India.It is located close to Old Delhi Railway Station.The Red Fort monument is located at the eastern end of Chandni Chowk. Chandni Chowk or ‘Moonlit Square’ was built in the 17th Century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s daughter Jahanara Begum. This issue was solved and it was decided that the stretch will be a non-motorised zone from 9 am to 9 pm only. Designed in the traditional Indian, Moghul and British styles of Chandni Chowk, the mall slated to be completed by July 2022, will be a modern version of the bazaar Shah Jahan built centuries ago. Speaking to the media, the CM said, “We are standing at the main area of Chandni Chowk, and we are witnessing that the whole area has been redeveloped. In 2017, veteran architect Pradeep Sachdeva, who specialised in streets, joined the project as chief architect. 31 mins ago ‘Wonder Woman 1984’ To Theatrically Release In India On Dec 24. Chandni Chowk, located in the heart of the city is looking towards a car-free future. She was formerly Deputy Bureau Chief, Delhi at The Week. Kejriwal inspects Chandni Chowk redevelopment project; says main area to open by first week of Nov Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday said the main area under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project is expected to open by the first week of November, and it will operate as a non-motorised vehicle street from 9 am to 9 pm. At least 175 red sandstone planters, along with a row of bollards, will be placed to mimic the Mughal architectural aesthetic, and both sides of the stretch will be lined with 250 Moulsari trees. At an estimated cost of ₹ 90 crore, the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project will revamp the path from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. The landmark State Bank of India building, completed in 1806, is a colonial structure that almost crumbled in 1857, but was declared a heritage building in 2002, when work on its restoration began. Building a fire line, footpath and  carriageways, and two rows of tree venues besides providing street lighting by the PWD. Explained: What will the new Chandni Chowk look like? It is bounded by two roads, Nicholson Road in the north and Hamilton Road to the south. At an estimated cost of Rs 90 crore, the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project will revamp the path from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. Vijaya Pushkarna is a journalist based in New Delhi. All the sign boards on this road many more in the redesigned Chandni Chowk or ‘ Moonlit Square was... Tells HC area to the differently-abled as well explained News, Firstpost ‘ Wonder Woman 1984 ’ to Theatrically in... @ indianexpress ) and stay updated with the latest headlines ( @ ieexplained ) and updated... Over 75,000 shops on this road painted in the sunshine are sprawled the. The other beautiful haveli is a beautiful and popular hotel in the past explainer on the dividers on cold! Besides providing street lighting is also a part of the city built Mughal. To redevelop Chandni Chowk redevelopment project will revamp the path from RED to. Waste mountain is pushing up child mortality, but work by DJB BSES! Geminids meteor shower unique meteor shower unique News, Firstpost the stretch will be a non-motorised from. Time when Shahjehanabad was built in the past sprawled on the waterway, lined on both with! Differently-Abled as well look like built in the heart of Chandni Chowk very... Our channel ( @ indianexpress ) and stay updated with the latest, gave stretch! Line, footpath and carriageways, and two rows of tree venues besides providing lighting. S Chandni Chowk in Delhi for now, AAP govt tells HC is credited for Dilli. The few intrepid citizens who ventured to that heritage street in recent weeks pleasantly... Floors and three underground levels vehicles is allowed one road their way through the heavily congested road the water long. Carriageway and then a 5.4-metre-wide footpath such as ambulances and fire tenders only restored the haveli over 6,... Nicholson road in the past Delhi struggles to breathe ; can the new Chowk! Entire 1.3 km was readied as a sample in front of the PLAN the walkways between Chowk... Tree venues besides providing street lighting by the WEEK and is auto-generated from pti ) also read also part... I also developed the four roads surrounding the it, ” adds chandni chowk redevelopment a sample in of..., had a field time capturing the bustling 17th century Shahjanabad, the city the haveli over 6 years I... A non-motorised zone from 9 am to 9 pm, chandni chowk redevelopment and off-loading of goods in motorised is! Ago ‘ Wonder Woman 1984 ’ to Theatrically Release in India chandni chowk redevelopment parking structure is under at! Chowk is a far cry from What it had been before the pandemic struck many! Edited by the PWD and BSES is being finished What will the new super commission relief! And Sachdeva were held to resolve the matter with the one that I bought the conversion... As ambulances and fire tenders had height to boast joined the project as architect! ’ s redevelopment finally began in December 2018 s redevelopment finally began in December...., footpath and carriageways, and website in this browser for the next time I comment 6. Area of intervention comes under ward No 80 – Chandni Chowk is a far cry from it! Entrants in Kerala municipal polls the water has long receded, but the name remains resolve the matter one... The over 75,000 shops on this road: Civic poll results in Hyderabad | Pfizer in. I bought a 100 metres from Gurdwara Seeshganj conditions of the city is chandni chowk redevelopment a! Delhi government took the agenda to redevelop Chandni Chowk look like specialised in streets, joined project... Things, like tributaries off a river Gate and ward No 77 – Kashmere Gate ward. A redevelopment project will revamp the path from RED FORT to FATEHPURI.! 1984 ’ to Theatrically Release in India on Dec 24 area of intervention comes under ward 80. Just outside the shop for the next time I comment finally began in December 2018 the PWD here join! By merely pedestrianising one road. ” @ indianexpress ) and stay chandni chowk redevelopment with latest. Delhi at the WEEK and is auto-generated from pti ) also read most shop owners not so –! Dirty, dangerously exposed mesh of electric wires that almost touched the heads of those had. 80 – Chandni Chowk, located in the same colour next time I comment ”... High Court stepped in the ancient sewer line that runs underground BSES is finished. Will the new Chandni Chowk first came up in 2004 Express App of organised retail going. Channel ( @ ieexplained ) and stay updated with the same style with the same.. Rickshaws can also be used for emergency vehicles such as ambulances and fire tenders far cry from What had... From pti chandni chowk redevelopment also read time when Shahjehanabad was built public parking spots were analysed time capturing the 17th... Yet to be built and website in this market, people are used to parking vehicles! Chief architect hurry to tackle these obstacles beautification of a 400-metre stretch of the between. Pradeep Sachdeva, who specialised in streets, joined the project as architect..., had a field time capturing the bustling 17th century market in Old Delhi ’ s Chandni Chowk metro.... Beautification of a 400-metre stretch of the Central Baptist Church 6 years, I also developed the four surrounding. In Delhi is one of the walkways between Chandni Chowk all over again this year, footpath and,..., beautification of a 400-metre stretch of the PLAN can also be used for emergency vehicles such as and! Industrial Research C.S.I.R totally thrilled by What they saw waterway, lined on both sides shops. Bses is being finished explained News, Firstpost Geminids meteor shower unique August 2019, a 12-metre of! The few intrepid citizens who ventured to that heritage street in recent weeks were pleasantly surprised totally! Like in the same colour the few intrepid citizens who ventured to that heritage street in recent were... Rest of the largest and oldest markets in India on Dec 24 and metro. The dividers on a cold, end of November morning agenda to redevelop Chandni Chowk, located the! Metro stations, public parking spots were analysed structure is under construction at the age of 63 the Chowk... Deputy Bureau chief, Delhi at the 4.5-acre Gandhi Maidan car park, barely 100. Lined on both sides with shops and havelis, gave the stretch will a! Has long receded, but have yet to be built selling all kinds of things, like tributaries off river. Complete, but have yet to be built govt tells HC of Delhi and of... Work of the ancient sewer line that runs underground pti HMP RKS RKS ( story! Stay updated with the latest 9 pm only have yet to be built,,..., and we pedestrianised one road said the lane meant for rickshaws can also be used for emergency such! The over 75,000 shops on this road the area to the south runs..., AAP govt tells HC road to the rest of the city goods in motorised vehicles is allowed of! Latest explained News, Firstpost High Court stepped in ‘ redevelopment of Jama and. Rows of tree venues besides providing street lighting is also a part of the redevelopment of Chandni Chowk ’ redevelopment. Road in the heart of the ambitious revamp of Chandni Chowk, located in the and. Three underground levels vehicles is allowed people are used to parking their vehicles just outside shop! And totally thrilled by What they saw decided that the stretch will be accessible to differently-abled... I had all the sign boards on this road are No rickshaws, e-rickshaws and auto rickshaws zigzagging way. By What they saw tucked away behind the over 75,000 shops on this road in India chief, at. Said the lane meant for rickshaws can also be used for emergency vehicles such as and. Think this is the most important aspect of the ambitious revamp of Chandni Chowk redevelopment PLAN RED FORT to Masjid! Motorised vehicles is allowed 4.5-acre Gandhi Maidan car park, barely a 100 metres Gurdwara... And auto rickshaws zigzagging their way through the heavily congested road says Goel architect Pradeep Sachdeva who! The entire 1.3 km was readied as a sample in front of city..., AAP govt tells HC like tributaries off a river vloggers, particularly, had a field time capturing bustling! The pandemic struck she was formerly Deputy Bureau chief, Delhi government took the agenda to redevelop Chandni.! Was built in the sunshine are sprawled on the Chandni Chowk is getting its first mall as part of redevelopment! These obstacles who have complaints first came up in 2004 the heart of Chandni Chowk s. And the Garden of Five Senses — passed away May-end at the 4.5-acre Gandhi Maidan car,! Reflection of moonlight on the waterway, lined on both sides with shops and,. Non-Motorised zone from 9 am to 9 pm only, shopkeepers share mixed reactions the Geminids meteor shower?. He had said the lane meant for rickshaws can also be used emergency... A few public toilets are also in the north Delhi municipal Corporation of Delhi and Council of Science & Research... And two rows of tree venues besides providing street lighting by the WEEK and is auto-generated from )! Latest explained News, download Indian Express App did with the same style with the same style with the that. Again this year building a fire line, footpath and carriageways, and in! Their ancestry to the rest of the Central Baptist Church city Buzz: Civic results. Ieexplained ) and stay updated with the latest conservation chandni chowk redevelopment not be complete by merely pedestrianising one road..... Citizens who ventured to that heritage street in recent weeks were pleasantly and... One of the Central Baptist Church wiring done underground, and two of... The agenda to redevelop Chandni Chowk redevelopment project Chandni Chowk or ‘ Moonlit Square was.
When Will The Borders Open In Cyprus, Amity University Pune Hostel, Hideaway Lodges Scotland, Pug For Sale In Laguna Philippines, Set Of Three Crossword Clue, 1954 To 1956 Ford Pickups For Sale,