The 1.3-kilometre stretch of Delhi’s Chandni Chowk between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Mosque is almost ready with its new look. The redeveloped and beautification work on the stretch had started in December 2018. The revamped stretch looks stunning with green zones and a smooth road. The beautification of this stretch aims to give a huge boost to the city’s tourism industry. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will inaugurate the road on April 17, 2021. Read on to know more.
The Stretch Will Be A Non-Motorised Zone From 9 AM To 9 PM
The government has renovated the stretch between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Mosque in Delhi’s Chandni Chowk to make it more marvellous, clean and green. According to The Hindu report, the government stated that the zone has been revamped to restore the glory of the historical marketplace so that people from all over the world can visit it. The government has also stated, “Due to the tourist crowds and traffic jams, India’s international image was adversely affected. Therefore, the Kejriwal government started to enhance the beauty of Chandni Chowk from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Mosque, so that the visiting tourists could admire its beauty.” Also, the stretch will be a non-motorised zone from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM. Meanwhile, here are the Top Five Dishes Of The Street Food Capital Of Delhi Chandni Chowk.
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The Redevelopment Work Got Delayed Due To COVID-19
The stretch has a 2.5-metre footpath on either side of the road. The redevelopment work was scheduled to be completed by November 2020. But it got delayed due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The estimated cost of the project had been around ₹99 crores. Also, small and big plants will come up on both sides of the road. To assist the senior citizens, electric vehicles will also operate in the area.