Monday, March 8, 2010

Hanuman Vatika gets a new look

With the Commonwealth Games around the corner, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is on an overdrive to revamp the façade of its various markets.

Already, the improvement work at Janpath and Tibetan Market has been completed.

NDMC is now finally done with the completion Yusufzai Market at Connaught Place and Shri Hanuman Vatika which has 106 shops.

The work of the façade improvement for Yusufzai Market was taken up under the Bhagidari scheme with the traders’ associations. Individual shopkeepers, at their own cost, carried out the change of front wall profiles of the shops.

The other main works of façade improvement have been executed by NDMC at estimated cost of Rs 1.20 crore.

“The redevelopment work of the precincts of Hanuman Mandir Complex has been given a facelift by providing dedicated spaces for food court, flower seller stalls, 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 has been constructed,” said an NDMC official.

According to NDMC, near the temple in the Choorree Bazar the work of the façade improvement and construction has been completed. Also, a plaza in front of the temple at different levels has been developed under the scheme with seating arrangement, walkways and ramps, public conveniences for ladies and gents has also been constructed.

This development work has been completed in approximately two years at an estimated cost of Rs 5.40 crore.

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