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3 years and after spending 671 crores, Connaught Place restoration is still incomplete and in shambles.  Ahead of the CommonWealth Games, New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) decided to restore the glory of Connaught Place.  Not only they have not been able to complete the work but they have made CP a ‘no entry zone’.

Connaught Place or Rajiv Chowk as many of us know it, is a architectural heritage and a popular landmark and pride for all of us. In May 2009 the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) decided to restore the glory of Connaught Place, which was in ruins. 

But they have not been able to achieve most of their deadlines since then. To make things worse, after the Commonwealth Games, the contractors left the work mid-way.

The cost of the project increased from cost Rs. 76 crore in 2005 to 671 crore in 2007. The quality of the little work that is getting done is bad. While the entire Connaught Place was to be modelled on the C block, none of the façade restoration work of the remaining block have matched up to it.

The NDMC has now promised to finish all the work by December this year but many people have their doubts as a lot of work still needs to be done.”

Through this petition we are asking NDMC to set a deadline to the citizens Delhi and commit to cleaning and restoring our CP to its original glory by that deadline.

Letter to
CM, Delhi Shiela Dixit
NDMC Chairperson Archna Arora
I've just signed the following petition addressed to: NDMC Chairperson Archna Arora.

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Clean up Connaught Place

Connaught Place or Rajiv Chowk as many of us know it, is a architectural heritage and a popular landmark and pride for all of us. However, CP has now become ‘no entry zone’.

Its been more than 3 years since it has been a sight of dug up roads, debris scattered on the pathways, and heavy construction machinery lying everywhere.

This is because New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has not been able to complete the work they took upon themselves.  In May 2009 the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) decided to restore the glory of Connaught Place, which was in ruins. But they have not been able to achieve most of their deadlines since then. To make things worse, after the Commonwealth Games, the contractors left the work mid-way.

The cost of the project increased from cost Rs. 76 crore in 2005 to 671 crore in 2007. The quality of the little work that is getting done is bad. While the entire Connaught Place was to be modelled on the C block, none of the façade restoration work of the remaining block have matched up to it.

The NDMC has now promised to finish all the work by December this year.

Atul Bhargava, the president of New Delhi Traders’ association says  “We have our doubts as a lot of work still needs to be done.”

Ask NDMC to set a deadline to the public in Delhi and commit to cleaning and restoring our CP by that deadline.
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Sincerely,