Following the pedestrianization of several markets across North and Central Delhi, a new shopping area, part of East Delhi, is set to join the bandwagon. More specifically, Krishna Nagar market will be given a complete makeover, making it the first pedestrianized market in East Delhi.
Mainly, this is to make way for pedestrians and to convert the shopping zone into a totally non-motorized vehicle (NVM) area. Read on to know all the details.
What's the update?
Krishna Nagar market place in East Delhi is a hub for all shoppers. For those of you looking for the latest fashion trends, or just shopping for supplies, there is no denying that Krishna Nagar is a one-stop shop for many Delhiites.
Owing to this, people, naturally, tend to bring their personal vehicles right into the market, which creates nothing short of a nuisance in the small and crowded lanes. Often, it can also pose as a safety hazard.
Now, these issues seem to have been recognized, which is exactly why the EDMC has plans to completely revamp two stretches- Lal Quarter and Mandir Marg.
Why the need?
On the surface, it is rather obvious why such a move would be the need of the hour. Most of the shops and shopping complexes along these two stretches do not have a basement or overhead parking zones.
Adding to that is the fact that these lanes are rather narrow and once a vehicle is parked in here, shopping becomes quite a hassle. Often, many visitors tend to turn back as the entire marketplace is just too chaotic.
As for the pedestrianization itself, the EDMC has a few plans. For one, they wish to give the roads a makeover. Plans to install new street furniture, benches and plants all along the market are also afoot.
The biggest change, however, is the plan to construct a new parking lot with a capacity of over 200 vehicles. This will also be the most beneficial change because the roads will finally be free of stray vehicles.
The pedestrianization trend seems to be kicking off in a big way all across Delhi. So many areas including Chandni Chowk and Karol Bagh have been changed for the better. The redevelopment of Krishna Nagar Market is expected to be complete in the next few months.