Monday, March 8, 2010

Delhi CM inaugurates renovated Yusuf Zai Market in Capital

Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today inaugurated the renovated Yusuf Zai Market and Hanuman Mandir Vatika.

Speaking on the occasion, Ms Dikshit said old glory is being restored in entire Connaught Place area. This will not only improve the image of New Delhi area but also be able to present a better view during the forthcoming Commonwealth Games.

In view of the forthcoming Commonwealth Games-2010, NDMC has taken up faade improvement of various Municipal Markets in its area.

Municipal markets like Janpath and Tibetan Market have already been improved and the work of the other markets is in progress. Yusuf Zai Market situated at the outer circle of Connaught Place has 106 shops. The work of the faade improvement for this market was taken up under the 'Bhagidari' scheme with the traders associations.

The change of front wall profiles of the shops was carried out by individual shopkeepers at their own cost. The other main works of faade improvement have been executed by the NDMC at an estimated cost of Rs 1.20 crore. Under this renovation, the uniform circular column, glass show window, circular false ceiling, CFL light fitting, GRFC 'jali', and column pedestal in granite stone has been carried out by the NDMC.

Design elements similar to the Connaught Place have been based into the Yusuf Zai Market.

Under the redevelopment work of precincts of Hanuman Mandir Complex has been given face-lifting by spaces for food court, stalls, flowers, 'mehandi' stalls, prasad shops beside an exclusive space for shoe rooms and prasad distribution. At the lower plaza of the temple complex, six additional shops have been constructed. Near by the temple in the 'Choodi' Bazar, the work of the faade improvement and construction of 12 'thadas' has completed.

A plaza in front of the temple at different levels has also been developed under the scheme with seating arrangements, walkways and ramps, public conveniences for both women and men have also been constructed.

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