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Wednesday, April 01, 2020

Chandni Chowk


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.

Amid reservations from traders, officials say will power through Chandni Chowk project

April 10, 2019 2:10 am

The 1.5-km stretch from Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid is undergoing major renovation work after a 10-year delay, and has been divided into five zones. The project’s overall cost is pegged at Rs 65 crore.

Will certainly contest Chandni Chowk LS seat irrespective of alliance with AAP: Sibal

March 22, 2019 5:37 pm

Sibal had won twice from Chandni Chowk in 2004 and 2009 before losing to BJP leader Harsh Vardhan in 2014.

Delhi govt’s ambitious Chandni Chowk plan talks of trams, fountains and less traffic

December 08, 2018 2:51 am

To come up at an estimated cost of Rs 65 crore, Sisodia assured traders that their businesses will not suffer when work on the project commences.

Soon, only cycle, e-rickshaws and pedestrians to be allowed in Chandni Chowk

August 28, 2018 1:52 pm

When implemented, Chandni Chowk would be the first locality in the national capital where motorised vehicles will be banned between 9 am and 9 pm every day, according to officials.

From a British-era college to MCD office, Chandni Chowk's Town Hall to don a new role

July 02, 2018 1:49 am

Spread across 16 acres, the building was once the office of the erstwhile Delhi Municipal Corporation, and has been lying vacant since it was shifted to the Shyama Prasad Mukherjee Civic Centre.

Old Delhi beautification project: Electrician has to deal with tangled wires, angry bystanders, and a looming deadline

January 14, 2018 2:20 pm

Overhead wires are being concealed as part of a recent beautification plan in Old Delhi. Singh, whose team is part of the project, has a lot to deal with: tangled wires, angry bystanders and a looming deadline.