No motor vehicles to be allowed in Chandni Chowk from November onwards
New Delhi : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday announced that the main area under the Chandni Chowk redevelopment project is likely to open by the first week of November. And then it will be a non-motorized street from 9 AM to 9 PM.
He claimed that the old glory of Chandni Chowk will be brought back after the completion of the redevelopment and beautification plan.
The whole project of redeveloping the Chandni Chowk street will cost around Rs 90 crore. The Chandni Chowk redevelopment project will revamp the path from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid.
"We are standing at the main area of Chandani Chowk, and we are witnessing that the whole area has been redeveloped...this will be a non-motorised vehicle area from morning 9 am to 9 pm," Kejriwal told reporters.
"We hope that the area will be a popular tourist attraction and gain many tourists from across the country and the globe. We are hoping that the place will be opened by the first week of November, it was supposed to start in May but the process was delayed due to coronavirus," he also said.
Chandni Chowk is known to be one of the oldest and major markets not in Delhi but also in the country.