The Delhi government’s Public Works Department (PWD) would soon send the proposed plan for Chandni Chowk redevelopment to Unified traffic and transportation infrastructure (planning and engineering) centre (UTTIPEC) for an approval.
The project includes various features such as street improvement, creating pedestrian-friendly environment with distinctive character of Chandni Chowk, integrated plan for all the services and creating a heritage environment on the stretch.
“We have decided to create a walking zone for pedestrians and for this all unauthorised parking by shopkeepers would be removed on both the side of the roads. This should give us 4.5 metres, out of which two metres would be converted into a walking track and the rest would be used by cycle rickshaws,” said a senior PWD official.
Since the Chandni Chowk redevelopment plan was conceived in 2006, no major works of repair of road infrastructure or electrical maintenance have received sanction.