Dilli Haat is a much-loved haunt of Delhiites and tourists — both domestic and foreign. It is also a ‘soft’ target — like Mumbai’s Leopold Café and Taj Hotel — for terrorists.
The shocking fact, though, is: less than a week after the Mumbai terror attack, security at the Haat remains conspicuous by its absence.
Hindustan Times visited Dilli Haat on Tuesday and found the market’s boundary porous to intruders.
There’s practically no check on the goods being brought inside either.
If it’s any consolation, the market at least has a defined boundary, which is not so easily trespassed as those of other markets outside. On their part, Dilli Haat authorities claim they are ‘planning’ to beef up security measures. “We have several proposals in consideration. A few of them will be implemented over time,” said MP Tiwari, deputy manager of Dilli Haat.