Golf cart service in Chandni Chowk Market News
Chandni Chowk Market News :
Women, children, and senior citizens are going to get a new experience very soon of visiting Chandni Chowk. Electric golf carts will soon be available for them to go from end to end of Chandni Chowk free of cost. Current Chandni Chowk Market News.
The Transport Department has completed the tender process of these vehicles for Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation. The name of the company has been finalized.
This project has been got by the real estate sector company Omaxe. The Delhi Transport Department has said that they have completed the tender work.
Now the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Corporation will take a decision on running them. The official said that now it will not take more than three months to take them on the roads.
Electric golf carts will appear on the main road of Chandni Chowk in the next few months. There will be a seating arrangement for eight people including the driver.
The electric cart will run from 9 am to 9 pm from Lal Jain temple to Fatehpuri in front of Red Fort. No fare will be charged from the passengers.
The company itself will bear this expenditure under the CSR fund. 11 electric golf carts will be run, but priority will be given to the disabled, elderly, women, and children in traveling.
No advertisement will be allowed on the vehicles plying under the scheme. The company will also be responsible for operating and maintaining the electric golf cart.
Before this, a plan has been made to run a tram
In 2014, the then Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung had approved the plan to run a tram in Chandni Chowk. He had directed the Public Works Department to work on this plan. LG had also passed the model of the tram.
According to that plan, a tram was to be run from Parade Ground to Fatehpuri, but due to all the technical difficulties, this plan was canceled. Tram service was started in Chandni Chowk in 1908, but it was closed in 1964 due to financial constraints.
Cycle rickshaws will have to be removed to run golf carts
Cycle rickshaws are a major problem on the 1.3 km long main road from Chandni Chowk in front of Red Fort to Fatehpuri Masjid. Here 400 cycle rickshaws are allowed by the municipal corporation, but more than 1,200 cycle rickshaws are running.
Sanjay Bhargava, president of Chandni Chowk Sarva Vyapar Mandal, says that at present there are so many cycle rickshaws on Chandni Chowk main road that it is not possible to run golf carts without removing them.