By this time, Connaught Place may have lost its old glory but the charm of the market still works on the people. As a part of its ‘Return to heritage Project’, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has prepared a plan to revamp and redevelop this proud landmark of Delhi. The plan includes provision of heritage sensitive signages, engineering improvements of roads, drainage sewerage, water supply and substations etc., development of a traffic management plan, provisions of street furniture including adequate parking, walkways etc. and enhancing the structural stability of all buildings including retrofitting for earthquake resistance.
Sounds quite promising. Yet lets not be too early to jinx it just yet. In India, a thing isn’t done until its actually done. We see a new ray of hope in the possibility of CP retaining its charm and charisma.