New Delhi: Chandni Chowk Road under redevelopment, no cars allowed from 9am to 9pm

Chandni Chowk is known to be one of the oldest and major markets not only in Delhi but also in the country. Traffic had been a main issue on the busy Chandni Chowk Stretch.

In New Delhi, the Chandni Chowk Road is currently under development, and has been notified as a non-motorised zone with motorised vehicles only being used for an emergency.

On June 14, a notification released mentioned that no motor vehicle would be allowed to operate on the main Chandni Chowk Road from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Mosque, from 9 am to 9 pm on all days.

The redevelopment of the 1.3 km stretch has been under work since December 1, 2018. But got delayed for over an year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The gazette mentioned that the civic agencies and road maintaining agencies shall put up corresponding informatory signboards indicating the restrictions in the area for the information and convenience of all those who’re concerned.

The fire tenders, ambulances, hearse van and vehicles carrying pregnant women or patients requiring motorised vehicle will be allowed to operate the roads as the restrictions are not applicable on the cases of emergencies.

The stretches like HC Sen Marg up to Jubli Cinema Cut, Raj Kedarnath Marg upto T Point Rai Kedar Nath Marg, Kachha Bagh Road including the Chandni Chowk Metro Station and Ramjas Sr Secondary School No.3 up to the main Chandni Chowk Road, Shanti Desai Marg towards main Chandni Chowk Road up to T Point Shanti Desai Marg and road leading to Bagh Diwar Park up to main Chandni Chowk Road will be free from the restrictions.

Chandni Chowk is known to be one of the oldest and major markets not only in Delhi but also in the country. Traffic had been a main issue on the busy Chandni Chowk Stretch.

The Delhi government had said earlier this year that the beautification project of Chandni Chowk had been completed at an estimated cost of Rs 99 crore.

The government said that the administration did a host of things to make the Chandni Chowk look green and beautiful and a sight to behold, by either putting in granite tiles or planting small or large plants on the sides of the road.

For the non motorised vehicles, a 5 to 10 meter wide pavement had been built on both sides of the road. Including a 2.5 meter footpath on either sides. The needs of the disabled had also been taken care of during the redevelopment process.

 

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