Khan Market makeover put on fast track
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is all set to begin work on the first phase of the redevelopment of the upscale Khan Market.delhi Updated: Dec 17, 2009 23:57 IST
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is all set to begin work on the first phase of the redevelopment of the upscale Khan Market.
The 1.60-crore project, to be tabled before the NDMC council on Friday, will impart a new look to the horseshoe-shaped Khan market.
The market, a premier shopping street in India, was in a dire need of repair, with traders raising concerns about its crumbling infrastructure.
The civic body gave its final clearance to the restoration project in July this year, and aims to complete all work within nine months.
Visitors will easily be able to find a place to rest, with installation of new sleek street furniture to merge with the surroundings. “We will be holding meeting with the stakeholders concerned to ask what kind of street furniture they want. Also, we will be install modern streetlights,” said a NDMC official.
The entire restoration project has been divided into two phases.
Phase I of the project will cost Rs. 1.60 crore. “We are also planning to construct a common utility duct as is being done in Connaught place through which all the electricity cables, sewerage lines, wires, etc, will be able to pass. This will put an end to constant road digging in the market,” he added.