Shahjahanabad : A city lost in time

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Town Hall in the heart of Shahjahanabad. The Walled city revitalisation project mooted by the Shahjahanbad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) has prioritised works to be undertaken by the agencies concerned to remove encroachment, curb unauthorised parking, and regularise traffic movement in the area.

Town Hall in the heart of Shahjahanabad. The Walled city revitalisation project mooted by the Shahjahanbad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) has prioritised works to be undertaken by the agencies concerned to remove encroachment, curb unauthorised parking, and regularise traffic movement in the area.

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An aerial shot of the Jama Masjid surrounded by the old city in 1933. (Getty Images)

An aerial shot of the Jama Masjid surrounded by the old city in 1933. (Getty Images)

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An aerial view of Old Delhi with the city wall in the foreground, circa 1935. The Yamuna river is also visible on the top right. (Getty Images)

An aerial view of Old Delhi with the city wall in the foreground, circa 1935. The Yamuna river is also visible on the top right. (Getty Images)

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Town Hall in Chandni Chowk in 1970 wore a decongested look.

Town Hall in Chandni Chowk in 1970 wore a decongested look.

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A crowd gathers on Flag day in August 1972 near a fountain in Old Delhi.

A crowd gathers on Flag day in August 1972 near a fountain in Old Delhi.

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A park opposite the Old Delhi Railway Station in 1981 near Town Hall.

A park opposite the Old Delhi Railway Station in 1981 near Town Hall.

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A view of main Chandni Chowk with the Red Fort in the backdrop as seen in 1992.

A view of main Chandni Chowk with the Red Fort in the backdrop as seen in 1992.

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Elephants and their mahouts near Laxminarayan Temple in the year 2000.

Elephants and their mahouts near Laxminarayan Temple in the year 2000.

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Traffic chaos in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, in Old Delhi in 2013.

Traffic chaos in the bylanes of Chandni Chowk, in Old Delhi in 2013.

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A recent view of the entrance to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi near Gate No. 1.

A recent view of the entrance to Jama Masjid in Old Delhi near Gate No. 1.

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Katra Neel, A cloth market at Chandni Chowk on February 22, 2017. The area is one of the locations where a plan has been formulated to decongest the crowded area. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Katra Neel, A cloth market at Chandni Chowk on February 22, 2017. The area is one of the locations where a plan has been formulated to decongest the crowded area. (Sushil Kumar/HT PHOTO)

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