Here’s All You Need To Know About The Revamped Chandni Chowk In Delhi!

On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the newly revamped Chandni Chowk. From no traffic zones to new food joint timings, here’s all you need to know about the city’s wholesale shopping and street food hub. By Anushka Goel

On Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister (CM) Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated Chandni Chowk, which was being revamped to become more tourist-friendly and easier to navigate. The newly-redeveloped hotspot now has a pedestrian-friendly zone, longer working hours for street food joints, and increased safety for travellers.

Speaking at the inauguration, the Delhi CM said, “Street food joints will be allowed to open for three-four more hours till 12am so that people can come here in the night and enjoy. Lots of street food joints will be opened after closure of the market,” reports Hindustan Times.

The redevelopment project focusses on pedestrians as 2.5 metres-wide walkways have been provided for those on foot. Further, the main Chandni Chowk stretch, between the Red Fort and the Fatehpuri Masjid crossing, has been turned into a pedestrian-friendly corridor, beautified using red granite stone, lights, plants, street furniture and more, reports India TV. What’s more, this stretch will be a ‘No Traffic’ zone from 9am to 9pm, reports the media house.

Apart from being pedestrian-friendly, safety and surveillance have been the focus for the revamped Chandni Chowk project, reports Times of India. The redeveloped stretch has 197 electric poles, and a total of 124 CCTV cameras have been installed all over the area, reports India TV.

The Chandni Chowk redevelopment project was approved in August 2018, and since then, has faced several delays due to the COVID-19 pandemic that has gripped the world. Now the revamped stretch, with increased facilities such as toilets, ATMs, and more, is expected to attract more tourists, especially foodies—who can visit long after the markets close—to indulge in the gastronomic street food on offer.

Related: Before And After Photos Of Chandni Chowk Have Gone Viral! Here’s Why

Anushka Goel

Recent Posts

Unwind After Your Wedding With A Romantic Trip To Singapore

Celebrating Tranquility: The post-wedding burnout is real. And the road to recovery leads one to…

05/12/2021

Okinawa In Japan Offers Beautiful Settings For An Ideal Wedding And Honeymoon!

Embracing Ikigai: Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa is a chain of islands blessed with the perfect…

05/12/2021

Here’s Why You Need To Put These 8 Cafes Of Goa On Your Itinerary

They say that every visit to Goa brings with it new experiences and stories. And…

05/12/2021

Here’s Why You Need To Visit West Bengal’s Favourite Hill Station Darjeeling In Winters

One of the top three places that every Bengali has visited in their life is…

05/12/2021

Inside Six Senses Fort Barwara: Vicky Kaushal & Katrina Kaif’s Supposed Wedding Destination

We check into Six Senses Fort Barwara--the supposed wedding destination for Bollywood's latest 'It' couple…

04/12/2021

Book A Dream Vacation To Thailand For A Romantic Getaway!

A honeymoon, wedding anniversary, or pre-wedding getaway with your partner—Thailand is now open for that…

04/12/2021