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Mahila Haat is the new location for the Daryaganj Sunday Book market, that was shut weeks ago
Following an eight week hiatus, the Sunday book market at Daryaganj is making a return, at another location. After a meeting with the vendors' representatives, the final location for the book market has been decided. Since last Sunday, Mahila Haat, opposite Broadway Hotel in Chandni Chowk, has been the place to go when you're craving a new book.
Bringing back age old traditions
When Delhiites heard that the 50-year old Sunday book market would be closing down, many were at a loss for words. After all, it was a long running tradition of sorts. Additionally, the market was the fuel that was flaming the fire of book reading, in an era where everything is increasingly becoming digital.
Now that the book market is back, at a better and a more eye-catching location, we're really excited to pay a visit. Since selling books was the only way for vendors to earn their living, the revival of this tradition is something that will prove to be a boon for all, not just book lovers.
The new location of Mahila Haat is a stark improvement over the older one that was in use up till July. Previously, the book market would be out on the streets, where it caused a nuisance for pedestrians and wasn't an entirely safe location either.
How is Mahila Haat better than the previous location?
At Mahila Haat, there are large open areas, small huts that can be used for selling books and a more peaceful scenario than out on the street. Here, you can get a chance to skim through books peacefully, without a car horn startling you midway through your purchase.
Speaking on the same, North Delhi Corporation authorities said that Mahila Haat was not being used for its intended purpose; it was being rented out for marriages and other private functions. This meant uncertainty as to when the place would be in use and when it wouldn't. Now that they've roped in book vendors, Sundays will see a huge footfall, owing to the book market.
Mahila Haat is the newest destination for buying books at a reasonable price. The change to the age old tradition may not seem like much, but, what we're looking at could be a new chapter for the highly frequented book market. Since it still manages to keep the spirit of the Sunday bazaar alive, book lovers, us included, are going to flock to the place in no time.
Have you ever been running late to the airport because of the sheer number of bags you have? If your answer is yes, then IGI airport has got you covered. Now, in a new initiative by the DIAL (Delhi International Airport Ltd) you can have your stuff transported to the IGI airport directly from your place of stay.
Delhi International Airport Ltd., the operators of IGI airport have partnered up with a Bengaluru based company called CarterX. In fact, this facility is not limited to be availed by only those taking off from Delhi, it can also be used to get your luggage delivered to your residence when you touchdown at IGI.
What's the update?
In a bid to make travelling to and from IGI airport easier for passengers, DIAL has undertaken a partnership with CarterX to start a service where a commuter's luggage can be transported to and from the IGI airport directly from their place of residence. This, essentially, is a step towards making checking in to the airport a breeze.
Additionally, if you're short on time and are planning to take the direct metro link to the airport, this is a great way to ensure that you don't have to lug your stuff around.
To avail the service, you will have to pay a fee based on the number, weight and size of the bags. The fee will also take into account distance to and from the airport, meaning the prices are going to be dynamically triggered. At any rate, the base fare is ₹299, which goes up depending on the aforementioned factors. For every 5 kilograms over 20kgs, an additional ₹100 will be charged.
This is certainly one of the most passenger forward moves we have seen DIAL take. The IGI airport is at par with the best airports in the world and this is something that should take its rating all the way up. DIAL and CarterX have both stated that with this service, they aim to cover the entirety of Delhi, including neighbouring states- Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
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