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Chandni Chowk


New Chandni Chowk stretch to be ready by Nov-end, footfall up

November 01, 2020 6:48 am

In July, the Delhi government had said the project would be finished by the last week of October.

Chandni Chowk revamp: 6 more arterial roads in national capital to be beautified

October 19, 2020 10:08 am

Officials said these roads will be redeveloped on the lines of the main stretch, wherein overhead wires and pipelines will be taken underground and roads will be beautified. The roads will be pedestrianised, with CCTV surveillance and WiFi connectivity also being made available, they added.

Hit by coronavirus and lockdown, Chandni Chowk hopes a new look and feel will revive its fortunes

September 01, 2020 10:42 am

Work on the ambitious Chandni Chowk redevelopment project started in 2018, after hitting several road bumps since 2004, and is set to be completed by November this year — a delay of eight months due to Covid and the lockdown.

Delhi: Jeweller brothers commit suicide in Chandni Chowk

August 27, 2020 7:56 am

The brothers had allegedly taken loan from a moneylender but was unable to repay due to losses in the business. Police said they are verifying claims by locals that they had been roughed up by the moneylender near their shop recently.

What Chandni Chowk will look like by November

July 26, 2020 3:32 am

At least 175 red sandstone planters, row of bollards, will be placed to mimic Mughal architectural aesthetic; both sides of the stretch will be lined with 250 Moulsari trees

Explained: What will the new Chandni Chowk look like?

July 27, 2020 4:43 pm

The idea of the ambitious revamp of Chandni Chowk first came up in 2004. In 2008, the then Chief Minister of Delhi, Sheila Dikshit, set up the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation (SRDC) but the plan did not take off till 2018 -- when Delhi's Deputy CM Manish Sisodia launched the project.

Proposed reinvention of Delhi, ironically, bears affinity to colonial thinking

September 19, 2019 10:12 am

This kind of once-in-a-century project should be discussed at the national level, not by tendering. We were caught napping when the cactus-forest of New Kidwai Nagar sprouted, and Pragati Maidan died. Now we are about to see a New Sachivalaya. Could Dilliwalas please wake up and be alert to what is happening to their city?

Chandni Chowk 2.0

August 19, 2019 2:37 pm

No cars, pathways lined with trees, and red sandstone benches — by March 2020, a 1.3-km stretch in Chandni Chowk will sport a new look. The Indian Express explores how a redevelopment project is updating one of Delhi’s busiest and oldest markets.

Old Delhi violence: Meanwhile, Aman Committee tries to calm tempers

July 10, 2019 11:30 am

Around a dozen members of the committee, mostly members from the Hauz Qazi residents’ welfare association, served poori and subzi to the crowd.

My family staycation to discover Delhi’s Chandni Chowk

June 20, 2019 1:33 pm

There are eighth generation shopkeepers who’ll greet you with a smile as you bring them business, however small. We bought nice little hoops for my daughter and traditional silver jhumkis for me.


Revamped Chandni Chowk opens to public in November; here’s how it will look

July 25, 2020 6:35 pm

Chandni Chowk or ‘Moonlit Square’ was built in the 17th Century by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan’s daughter Jahanara Begum.