The narrow streets and lanes of Delhi’s iconic Chandini Chowk is undergoing some major transformation. And trust me, you’ll be surprised to see how this iconic shopping destination looks like right now.
IPS officer and CRPF IG MS Bhatia took to Twitter on Sunday to share a video of the revamped version of Chandni Chowk. It’s almost unrecongizable!
The small narrow lanes have been replaced with wide roads for pedestrians to walk around. Apparently, a 1.3-km stretch between Red Fort and Fatehpuri Masjid is also being turned into a car-free zone, which will be open to public in November.
This is what Chandni Chowk used to look like:
This is what it looks like right now:
It was only in December 2019, when Deputy CM Manish Sisodia re-launched the project. Sisodia and his team seeked permission from shopkeepers and residents of the area and once they were on board with the project, digging began.
Twitter was definitely happy with the transformation.
Unbelievable :0— Anjaliii (@anjaliieeee) July 26, 2020
Beautiful. hope delhi public will maintain this..— Jitender Martolia (@JitenderMartol1) July 27, 2020
its time to implement some strict rules there to maintain this..
seeing such transformation gives metal peace. Covid has good and bad effects both we human should resist ourselves with unnecessary activity. earth need some breath our greed really heart her. let think and go ahead with new way of life with nature.— Shyam Tosawad (@shyamtosawad) July 26, 2020
Wait…Whattt!!😲😳— PRAGYA BHARDWAJ (@yopragya_) July 26, 2020
@ArvindKejriwal @msisodia @CMODelhi @MSBhatiaIPS Well done Sir and hats off to everyone who is the part of this change. There are many ups and downs during the tenure, but we always had faith in the potential @ArvindKejriwal is having. You have done a lot for the public. Thanks— Mukul (@Mukul10185965) July 26, 2020
Special thanks to Sheela Dixit Ji for getting the plan passed in 2013 and assigning it to PWD for execution. Though it took 7 years by AAP govt. to revamp just one stretch of road but "DER AAYE PAR DURUST Aaye". Just hoping it won't convert to swimming pool during rainy season.— Avinash Kumar Jain (@avinash_jain86) July 26, 2020
We can’t wait to visit the 2.0 version of Chandni Chowk. Click here to know more about the project.