Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is prone to inaugurate the redeveloped Chandni Chowk market on September 12, officers mentioned on Tuesday.
Earlier the venture was to be inaugurated on April 17 this yr however was cancelled because of the second wave of COVID-19.
According to officers of the Public Works Department (PWD), which is likely one of the companies concerned within the redevelopment work, the division has been requested to begin preparations for inauguration and full all of the “misses and fixes”.
“The redeveloped Chandni Chowk is likely to be formally inaugurated by the CM on September 12. We are preparing for it and completing the finishing touches,” a senior PWD official mentioned.
Sanjay Bhargava, president Chandni Chowk Serv Vyapar Mandal, mentioned, “The inauguration date is September 12 and it will be done by the CM.”
Kejriwal is in Jaipur for a 10-day Vipassana course — a sort of meditation — and is prone to return later this week.
In the redevelopment venture, the 1.3-km-long stretch in Chandni Chowk between the Red Fort and the Fatehpuri Masjid crossing has been improved and beautified.
The stretch has been developed as a pedestrian pleasant hall and made aesthetically interesting with the assistance of purple granite stone, ornamental lights, vegetation and avenue furnishings and so forth.
The stretch has been made a “no-traffic zone” for motorised automobiles between 9 am and 9 pm.
According to PWD officers, the venture was permitted in August 2018 and work on it started in December 2018.
It was to be accomplished in March 2020 however the venture obtained delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic and its deadline was additional pushed to December 2020.
The venture obtained delayed additional and was set for inauguration in April this yr however the occasion was cancelled as a consequence of surge in COVID-19 circumstances.
“Other than a few finishing touches, toilet complexes in the area are also to be made functional. Encroachment is another big problem in the market. I hope all this is resolved before the formal inauguration,” Bhargava mentioned.