Chandni Chowk – Dr Harsh Vardhan’s Karmabhoomi

Chandni Chowk or Moonlight Square is one of the oldest and now busiest wholesale markets in India. It is three centuries old – built in the 17th century by Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan and designed by his daughter Jahanara. Merchants from Turkey, China and even Holland used to visit Chandni Chowk. Each lane in Chandni Chowk is known for some or other particular merchandise, like Dariba Kalan is known for pearl, gold and silver jewellery, Katra Neel for fabrics, Bhagirath Palace for electrical goods and medical equipment and allopathic medicines.

Today Chandni Chowk, also known as Walled City in the Old Delhi region is more of a commercial hub than residential. The narrow lanes and bylanes are all thickly populated with shops and establishments, dealing in everything – screws to gold jewellery.

Chandni Chowk is one of the oldest Lok Sabha constituencies and has a microcosm of composite culture of India. The densely populated constituency extends from Kalhan Mahal in the walled city to Shalimar Place in North-West Delhi.

The Parliamentary seat has 10 assembly segments, viz. Adarsh Nagar, Shalimar Bagh, Shakur Basti, Trinagar, Wazirpur, Model Town, Sadar Bazar, Chandni Chowk, Matia Mahal and Ballimaran. It is the smallest Lok Sabha constituency in the country by area.

Dr Harsh Vardhan is the 15th representative of Chandni Chowk to Lok Sabha, since the first elections to Lok Sabha in 1957. His clean image has earned him majority support and won the 2014 elections with a resounding lead. And that has given him an added responsibility to live upto the aspirations of his constituents.

Despite his responsibilities as a member of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s cabinet, he finds time to reach out to people in Chandni Chowk constituency – regular interactions at his residence every day and almost weekly engagements with people in his constituency.

After he became MP, Dr Harsh Vardhan worked relentlessly and executed over 160 developmental works in Chandni Chowk constituency.
"I too have drawn inspiration from our Prime Minister and made a pledge to free the country of problems like communalism, casteism and corruption and create a 'new India' by 2022," he says, adding that he has begun his work in a "mission mode" starting from his own walled city constituency.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan has carved out a phased development plan for Chandni Chowk that includes toilets, schools, parks, open gyms, educational institutions, community halls and renovation works. Under the MPLAD scheme, the Minister has taken up two villages, Dheerpur and Ghoga, where approximately Rs 2.9 crores has been spent so far on public interest projects. Dr Harsh Vardhan (as will be seen from the table below) has been very generous in allocation of resources from his MPLAD funds for undertaking various developmental activities in his constituency.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan conducting a survey of historical monuments in Chandni Chowk constituency along with the-then Union Tourism Minister, Dr. Mahesh Sharma

As part of his initiative to improve facilities in his constituency, he has roped in several other ministries to lend a hand. These include the Tourism, Railways, Urban Development, Roads and Transport as well as the Chemicals and Fertilizers Ministries. One of the initiatives undertaken was to carry out a survey of historical monuments in Chandni Chowk by visiting the sites and urging the-then Tourism Minister, Dr. Mahesh Sharma, to initiate action for the redevelopment of the Shahjahanabad and the Jama Masjid areas.

The health professional that he is, Dr. Vardhan has taken the initiative to organise several free health camps across his constituency. These have provided aid and assistance to divyang people. Free cataract surgeries, free hearing aids and free motorised tricycles and crutches for the disabled have been arranged. The camps have been spread out across Ballimaran, Matia Mahal, Sitaram Bazar, Phatak Teliyan, Turkman Gate, Basti Harphool Singh and several other areas.

Dr. Harsh Vardhan pays personal attention to a patient at a health camp in J.J. Colony, Shakarpur

In all, 32 free health camps have been organised in the constituency. In these camps, some of which have been supported by the Social Welfare Ministry, equipment and health kits worth Rs. 2.76 crores have been distributed among the disabled. These include motorised tricycles, wheelchairs, crutches, hearing aids, folding canes, braille kits and MSID kits. In cooperation with the Union Railway Ministry, several development works have been undertaken at New Delhi Railway Station. This covers construction of roads and pavements in the railway station and its adjoining areas, restoration of a rest room at a cost of Rs. 9 crores, building of a new rest room and installation of 16 escalators at a cost of Rs. 8 crores. Other work undertaken covers the provision of Wi-Fi facility in the entire premises of the station, setting up of a multi-cuisine restaurant, arrangement of LED lights in the entire station complex, installation of 16 new machines for clean drinking water, setting up of a transformer control room and 11 KV power house for the control of seven sub-stations for uninterrupted power supply.

An escalator installed at the Old Delhi Railway Station for the convenience of passengers

At Old Delhi Railway Station, an access point has been provided from the Hamilton Road side. In addition, three rest rooms have been restored at a cost of Rs. 35 lakhs and platform number 16 rebuilt at a cost of Rs. 1.7 crores.
Dr. Vardhan has also focused a lot of attention on construction of schools, community halls and public toilets. Work has started on construction of two community halls in C and D blocks of Shalimar Bagh. Another community hall has come up at Idgah as also one in Rani Bagh on Captain Satish Marg.

An open gym which has come up in Ismail Khan Park, GT Road

The Kadam Sharif School has been inaugurated in Jhandewalan. A 42-seater toilet facility has been constructed in Ballimaran. A facelift has been given to several parks and open gyms set up at many localities. Renovation work is on in the case of the Sheesh Mahal Park, Karnal Wala Bagh and Sadhuwala Bagh (all in Shalimar Bagh), two district parks in Pitampura, one in Phase 4 of Ashok Vihar as well as the Darbar Khan nursery in Shastri Nagar.

Chandni Chowk, once known as the 'capital of the capital', has lagged behind since Independence and development in particular has been on the backburner for the past decade. Broken pavements, potholes, indiscriminate dumping of debris and garbage, unauthorised colonies, water and sanitation issues in slum clusters abound in the constituency. But with Dr. Saheb at the helm of affairs, ambitious development plans are afoot for the walled city. "We need to redefine the Master Plan. The challenge will be to preserve its heritage by applying a modern mind,” he says.

Dr. Vardhan is all too aware of the specific problems that plague his constituency and which basically have to be handled by redevelopment. These include provision of appropriate transport facilities and adequate parking space and the protection and preservation of historical monuments.

Dr Harsh Vardhan meets people from his constituency on a regular basis and try to sort out their problems on the spot. He gives individual hearing to all visitors at his 8 Tees January Marg Residence during ‘Janta Darbars’.

Development work in Assembly segments of Chandni Chowk constituency:

A Modern toilet / bio-toilet blocks built for women and men at Chandni Chowk Constituency:

As part of the Swacch Bharat Mission announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, constructed public conveniences at several places or are under construction in the walled city.

To make the Swacch Bharat Mission a grand success in his constituency, Dr Harsh Vardhan has decided to construct toilet in all service areas and markets. We have taken many steps to ensure the implementation of this scheme in our constituency. In which with the help of corporation and other departments and from my MP fund, I have started the work of constructing many modern toilets. For women and men, modern toilets/bio-toilet blocks have been constructed or are under construction at the following places:

1. 1. Nabi Karim Paharganj (42 seater)
2. Jan Suvidha Campus, Sangam Park
3. Lal Bagh (38 seater)
4. Outside Old Delhi Railway Station
5 Majnu ka tila
6. A-5 Block Market, Paschim Vihar
7. Krishna Lal Sharma Park, North Paschim Vihar
8. Public toilets dedicated to the public in RU / SU Block Pithampura
9. The newly built modern sulabh sauchalay near Rampura, Mother Dairy was inaugurated. )
10 .Hamdard Chowk, Anguri Khatta, Asaf Ali Road)
11. Yamuna Bazar, near the ancient Hanuman temple
12. Ram Nagar, Ashok Basti 13. Delhi Development Authority has made available space to Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board for construction of toilets at 135 locations in various slum settlements. (List enclosed)

B.Construction of the following schools in Chandni Chowk constituency:

Education is the bedrock of an enlightened society – a tool that helps in sustenance. And today there is lack of infrastructure in schools. Keeping education, a priority area, Dr Harsh Vardhan has helped renovate old school buildings or construct new ones in his constituency in close collaboration with local bodies and other departments.

1. Primary school, Gujranwala Town

2. Primary School, Model Town – II

3. M.C Primary School, Lalita Block, Shastri Nagar

4. Kadam Sharif School, Jhandewalan

5. Pratibha Vidyalaya, A-5, Paschim Vihar

6. M.C Primary School, Ashok Vihar Phase-III

7. Primary School, CP Block, Pitampura

8. New Building of Primary School, Bhandola Udyan Panchavati, Azadpur

9. M.C Primary School, Multan Nagar, Paschim Vihar

10. C & D Block, Shalimar Bagh School (under construction)

11. The foundation stone of girls' primary school in Hyderpur was laid.

12. In the block C-7, Suraj Kunj, Keshavpuram, the newly built MC Primary Municipal Corporation School was inaugurated.

13. New Building of Municipal Primary School inaugurated in Prem Nagar, Sadar Paharganj Zone.

14. The new building of municipal primary school was inaugurated at Amarpuri, Sadar Paharganj Zone.

15. A-4 was inaugurated by Municipal Primary School in Paschim Vihar.

C. Construction of following community buildings in Chandni Chowk constituency:

Since many of the residential settlements in the constituency came up decades ago, it lacks certain basic community facilities. In a bid to ameliorate these shortcomings, Dr Harsh Vardhan has taken the initiative to construct Community Centres in several colonies.

1. Majnu ka tila

2. MCD Colony, Azadpur

3. Idgah

4. Saheipur, Shalimar Bagh

5. Vardhman Vatika, Tri-Nagar

6. C-Block, Shakurpur (Anandvas)

7. Shakurpur village (under construction)

8. Ramgarh, Jahangir Puri

9. CD Block, Shalimar Bagh (under construction)

10. Capt. Satish Marg, Rishi Nagar

11. BG / 6, Paschim Vihar

12. The newly constructed community building was inaugurated at Qutub Road Sadar Paharganj Zone.

13. A-5 Paschim Vihar

D.  Under the Chandni Chowk constituency, the Open Gym equipped with the help of MP fund and Delhi Development Authority in the following parks

We have a specific thought behind setting up of Open Gyms in various parks in Chandni Chowk constituency. Being a medical professional, Dr Harsh Varahan understands well the role of physical exercise in maintaining health. But private gyms are beyond the reach of an average citizen. Even as a member of parliament, I had to pay Rs. 1,40,000/- for a lifetime membership of the facility exclusively available for MPs.

1.  Indira Nagar, Mahila Park

 2. Sanjay Enclave, Adarsh Nagar

3. Behind the Rampura SDM Office

4. Kohat Enclave Park, Pitampura

5.  Kachchi wala, Haiderpur Village

6.   Beriwala Park, Ashok Vihar, Phase II

7.  A & B Block Park, Lok Vihar

8.  Tri-Nagar, Rose Garden Mastana Park

9.  Sahib Singh Verma Park, Keshavpuram

10.   Behind E-67, Ashok Vihar, Phase-I

11.   Behind A-61, Ashok Vihar, Phase-I

12.  D-Block, Kamla Nagar Park

13.   Sandesh Vihar, Pitampura

14.   Ismail Khan Park, GT Road

15.  District Park, Shastri Nagar (56 Bigha Park)

16.   Bandarwala Park, Gulabi Bagh

17.  Sainik Vihar, Pitampura

18.   Paschim Vihar District Park

19.   Sheeshmahal Park, Shalimar Bagh

20.   District Park, Brij Vihar, Pitampura

21.   Motawala Park, Shalimar Bagh

22.  A-E Block, Shalimar Bagh

23.  BK / 2 Block, Shalimar Bagh

24.  Sanjay Van, Pitampura

25.  Ashok Park

26.  Shakti Vihar, Anand Vihar Park, Pitampura

27.  Chandiwala Bagh, Ashok Vihar

28.  D-90, Ashok Vihar, Phase-I

29.  BG-6 Park, Paschim Vihar

30.  Rajiv Gandhi Park (between A-4 and A-6 block), Paschim Vihar

31.  DDA Park, Paschim Vihar (Behind B-3 Block)

E.Free health camps- ENT camps and arranging cataract operations for needy

Dr Harsh Vardhan has organised many free medical camps in his Chandni Chowk constituency. Through these camps, arrangement of eye, ear examination, cataract operations, distribution of free hearing aids has been provided for economically underprivileged people. So far 19419 people, distributed free medicines to 17164 people, distributed free glasses to 11040 people, distributed free hearing aids to 777 people and 601 people have been selected for cataract operation. So far, we have organized free medical camps in the following 26 places:

1. Gauri Shankar Mandir, Main Road, Dhirpur

Date:26-08-15
OPD:646
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:413
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:372
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:44
Persons selected for cataract operation:10

2. Saheb Singh Verma Community Bhilding, Shahipur village

Date:20-09-15
OPD:1096
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:656
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:475
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:09
Persons selected for cataract operation:31

3. Chudiwalan Bazar, Sitaram Bazar

Date:25-10-15
OPD:230
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:190
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:170
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:14
Persons selected for cataract operation:1

4. Sewa Bharti, Lalbagh, Azadpur

Date:25-11-15
OPD:1349
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:878
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:614
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:32
Persons selected for cataract operation:38

5. Sewa Bharti, Lalbagh, Azadpur

Date:25-12-15
OPD:440
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:395
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:375
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:26
Persons selected for cataract operation:09

6. Sikh Sangit Bhawan, Ram Nagar

Date:25-11-15
OPD:470
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:456
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:248
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:24
Persons selected for cataract operation:12

7. Community Building, G-Block, JJ Colony, Shakurpur

Date:20-02-16
OPD:742
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:706
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:432
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:50
Persons selected for cataract operation:31

8. Hatta Kittara, Bara Hindu Rao

Date:12-03-16
OPD:1220
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:1180
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:650
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:50
Persons selected for cataract operation:41

9. Seva Basti, Meera Bagh, Paschim Vihar

Date:16-04-16
OPD:320
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:315
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:186
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:16
Persons selected for cataract operation:14

10. Primary School, Jama Masjid

Date:25-08-16
OPD:465
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:437
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:178
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:12
Persons selected for cataract operation:18

11. Badi Choupal, Sarai Pippalthala, Adarsh Nagar

Date:28-06-16
OPD:826
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:803
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:480
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:17
Persons selected for cataract operation:24

12. Community Building, Turkmen Gate

Date:23-07-16
OPD:1005
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:989
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:570
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:20
Persons selected for cataract operation:30

13. Bara Hind Rao polyclinic

Date:03-09-16
OPD:733
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:698
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:480
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:17
Persons selected for cataract operation:29

14. Barat ghar, dosana house

Date:18-09-16
OPD:805
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:720
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:460
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:20
Persons selected for cataract operation:28

15. L Block Community Building, JJ Colony, Wazirpur

Date:25-10-16
OPD:890
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:865
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:569
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:09
Persons selected for cataract operation:28

16. Corporation community building, Barat ghar, Majnu ka tila

Date:28-11-16
OPD:823
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:802
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:508
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:26
Persons selected for cataract operation:18

17. MCD School, Kucha Mohater Khan, Mori Gate

Date:08-1-17
OPD:585
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:560
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:420
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:37
Persons selected for cataract operation:15

18. Surana Dharamsala, Basti Harphul Singh, Sadar Bazar

Date:10-02-17
OPD:827
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:802
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:485
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:46
Persons selected for cataract operation:26

19. Sports Complex, R.P.F., Daya Basti

Date:28-02-17
OPD:882
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution:554
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution:462
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution:27
Persons selected for cataract operation:24

20. Jawahar Nagar Community Bhawan, Malka Ganj

Date: 10.03.17
O.P.D: 778
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 734
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 423
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 45
Persons selected for cataract operation: 20

21. Jain Dharamsala, Pahari Dhiraj

Date: 09.05.17
O.P.D: 767
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 690
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 356
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 40
Persons selected for cataract operation: 18

22. 3715, Bholumal ki Dharamshala, Charkhe wala Chowk, Chavadi Bazar, Delhi-110006.

Date: 17.6.2017
O.P.D: 685
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 638
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 496
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 41
Persons selected for cataract operation: 25

23. Vardhaman Vatika, Community Bhawan, Talab Road, Trinagar

Date: 22.7.2017
O.P.D: 680
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 605
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 365
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 40
Persons selected for cataract operation: 14

24. Shiv Mandir, Adarsh Nagar Extension, Delhi-110033

Date: 26.8.2017
O.P.D: 690
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 604
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 376
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 40
Persons selected for cataract operation: 72

25. Seva Basti, Nehru Camp, Hyderpur, New Delhi

Date: 17.9.2017
O.P.D: 789
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 689
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 415
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 38
Persons selected for cataract operation: 11

26. Gurudwara Singh Sabha, DDA Flat, A-Block, Jahangir Puri

Date: 28.10.2017
O.P.D: 676
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 485
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 475
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 37
Persons selected for cataract operation: 14

Total Number:
O.P.D: 19419
Number of beneficiaries from free medication distribution: 17146
Number of beneficiaries from free glasses distribution: 11040
Number of beneficiaries from Free listening machine distribution: 77
Persons selected for cataract operation: 601

F.   In association with the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 7 camps were organized at the following places:

Apart from these, seven camps were organised in association with Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment. At these camps, organized under the "ADIP" scheme of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, aids like Tricycle, Wheel Chair, Baisakhi, Hearing Machine, Folding Stick, Braille Kit, MSID Kits etc worth Rs. 2.78 crore were distributed. In addition, motorized tricycles worth Rs. 16.48 lakhs were also distributed to needy at the following places.

1.  Community Building, Shakurpur

2.   Majnu ka tila

3.   Gulabi Bagh

4.  Community Building, Shakurpur

5.   Agarwal Bhawan Trust, Shakti Nagar

6.   Sanatan Dharma Mandir, Ashok Vihar

7.   Ashok Vihar, Ramlila Maidan

G.  Development work at New Delhi Railway Station

New Delhi is one of the busiest Railway Stations in India –around 400 trains originates of pass through this station and handles approximately 5 lakh passengers daily. There are four stations in the constituency of Dr. Harsh Vardhan – New Delhi, Old Delhi, Sarai Rohilla and Subzi Mandi.
After discussions with the Railway authorities, several development works were carried out at the New Delhi Railway Station. 1. Construction of Road and Pavement of RMC in the parking area of the railway station and its adjoining area

1.  Construction of Road and Pavement of RMC in the parking area of the railway station and its adjoining area

2.  Restoration of waiting house at a cost of Rs. 9 crores

3.  Construction of 1 new waiting house

4.  Availability of 16 escalator at a cost of Rs.8 crores

5.  Wi-Fi Connection in entire premises of New Delhi station

6.   Multi cuisine restaurant

7. Provision of LED light and L.D. High Mast across the entire premises of the station.

8.   Arrangement of 16 Pure and Cold drinking Water Machines

9.   6 cash/smart card operated ATVM machine installed

10.  To control 7 sub stations for uninterrupted power supply, control room of Transformer and installation of 11 KV power house.

11.  Dining, shopping and massage facilities in the Executive Lounge.

12.  Installation of lift at New Delhi Railway Station.

13.  Installation of 2.05 MWP Solar Plant on platform salter of New Delhi Railway Station is in the progress.

14.  The work of changing the CGS technique in seven platforms of New Delhi Railway Station is inprogress.

15.   The work of changing the old FOB display board at New Delhi Railway Station is in progress.

16.   construction of 2 toilets near gate no. 2 at New Delhi railway station.

17.   Beautification of New Delhi Railway Station building.

18.  Digital Notice Board for information on arrival and departure of trains at New Delhi Railway Station premises.

H.   Similarly, at Old Delhi Railway Station, the following development works were completed in coordination with the Ministry of Railways:

1.  Construction of road from Hamilton Road, Kashmiri Gate to facilitate approaching towards old Delhi railway station

2.  Construction of Control / Inquiry and Waiting Room

3.   Construction of 6 escalator

4.  Restoration of 3 Dormitory Room at a cost of Rs.35 lakh

5.  The reconstruction of platform number 16 at the cost of Rs. 1.7 crores, cleaning arrangements of this platform were made with modern technology

6.   Rebuilding of platform no. 16 of 100 meters long at a cost ofRs. 40 lacs.

7.  Arrangement of automatic ticket vending machine

8.   Construction of Sugam Park for the convenience of the people.

9. Visited the old Delhi railway station

10.   New Station Building at the entrance of Kashmere Gate at Old Delhi Station

11.  Bedrooms have been renovated at Old Delhi Railway Station.

12.  The toilet premises has been started at the second entrance gate

13. Installation work of 1.45 MWP Solar Plant at Old Delhi Railway Station.

14.   Improvement work of the waiting hall of old Delhi railway station is on progress.

15.   The installation work of CCTV cameras in the parcel office of old Delhi railway station is in progress.

16.  Completed the repair work of Overhead bridge at Old Delhi Railway Station.

17.   Construction work of road and pavement of RMC outside old Delhi railway station

18.  Development work of Green Area outside Old Delhi Railway Station

19.   For the arrival and departure information of trains, digital information board was imposedoutside old Delhi railway station.

I. The following development works were done in coordination with the Railway

1. Platform Surfacing at Delhi Sarai Rohilla

2. Steel bench in the new waiting area was installed from the MP fund

3. Improvement in Small Platform Shelters.

4. Extension of Overhead bridge.

5. Construction of new road for entering from Liberty side of New Rohtak Road.

6. Lift installed.

7. Installation work of escalator is on progress

J.At Subzi Mandi Railway Station, the following development works were done in coordination with the Ministry of Railways.

1. Construction of main entrance path

K. Besides, several works were also done at Railway Residential colonies:-

Many of the residential colonies in Chandni Chowk Parliamentary Constituency area are very old and some needs to be reconstructed. After consultations with Railway authorities, several works were done.

1. Railway Colony - 40 flat, Sadar Bazar


• Repair work of 300 meter roadcompleted
• 200 meter road was built
• Supply of TubeWell water for toilet
• Supply of water was made normal
• New dustbin made available
• Faulty sewer line of block 95, 96, 97 is being changed
• Roofs of T-51, T-22 and T-24 blocks were repaired
• Street lights were mounted on all poles

2. DRP Line, Railway Colony

• Completed repairing work of big roads
• Therepair work Plan of sewer line has been prepared and has to be completed in the year 2017-18
• Completed the repair work of B-97 sewer line

3. Hamilton Road, Mori Gate Railway Colony

• Some of the 100-year-old quarters are being planned tobe demolished and to build new staff quarters
• Repair work of staff quarters is in progress
• The problem of water supply has been overcome
• The sewer system has been started.

4. Chhoti Mor Sarai Railway Colony

• Completed the work related to the repair of roads
• Supply of Tube Well water for toilet
• Supply of water was made normal
• Street lights were mounted on all poles

L.  Naming the roads and parks

There are many individuals, whose contributions to society are immense. In an attempt to immortalise their memory, many parks or roads have been named after them.

1. Brahmalin Guru Mahant Hansraj Park was named in Ram Nagar Ward
2. Maharishi Valmiki's playground was named in Idgah
3. Lala Dulichand Gupta Poly Clinic was named in Bara Hindu Rao.

4.   Statue of Goswami Tulsidas ji was unveiled on Tulsidas Chowk, S.P.M road under Chandni Chowk Parliamentaryconstituency.

5.  B-4 Block Paschim Vihar, Behind DDA Market, Main Park was named after Mr. K. S. Bathla.

6.   Rani Jhansi flyover and library road in Azad Market was named after Shri Ram Lal Assei.

7.   The name of the Tel meel gali of Sadar Paharganj Zone was given as a Sikh Sangat Marg.

8.  Establishment of new image of Maharaja Agrasen inside Nigam Bodh Ghat

9.   Ashok Vihar Phase-I park was named after famous social worker Late Shyam Sundar Gupta (Arya)

M.  Tree plantation in various parks under Chandni Chowk Parliamentary constituency

Plantation of trees is one of the ways for restoration of natural habitat as also mitigating causes of climate change and pollution. We have a culture of worshipping trees like Kalpavriksha.
Today, the problem of climate change is more real than it's ever been. For us it is not merely a technical issue, but a moral one. Considering the importance of green cover, Dr Harsh Vardhan has organised tree plantations at several places in his constituency.

1.   Tree plantation at CC Colony Ramlila Park under Model Town assembly constituency

2.  Tree plantation was done in District Park, Paschim Vihar under Shakur Basti assembly constituency

3.  Tree plantation was done in Asoka Garden, Ashok Vihar under Wazirpur assembly constituency

4.  Tree plantation was done in Kudsia Garden under Chandni Chowk Assembly constituency

5.  Tree plantation at Chaudhary Lekhram Park under Wazirpur Vidhan Sabha

6.  Tree plantation was done in the park of Roshanara Bagh under Sadar Bazar Vidhan Sabha

7.  Tree plantation was done in District Park, Pitampura under Shalimar Bagh Assembly.

8.   Tree plantation was done in the park of Kishanganj railway colony under Sadar Bazar Vidhan Sabha.

N.  Tiranga Yatra was organized on the auspicious beginning and closing of the 70th anniversary of independence in all the 10 assembly constituencies under Chandni Chowk constituency.

Tiranga Yatra was taken out on the auspicious occasion of 70th anniversary of Independence in all the 10 assembly constituencies under Chandni Chowk Lok Sabha seat to popularise the call for a ‘New India’ by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

1.   Chandni Chowk- Sadar Bazar Assembly.

2. Chandni Chowk- Trinagar Assembly.

3. Chandni Chowk- Shakurbasti (Ranibagh)Assembly

4. Chandni Chowk- Wazirpur Assembly

5. Chandni Chowk- Adarsh Nagar Assembly

O. Padayatra and meetings to explain currency-free transactions in Chandni Chowk, Constituency

In addition to conducting various programs in different parts of the country under Digital India, Dr Harsh Vardhan made several awareness meetings on cashless economy, with the help of the co-workers of my ministry, district office bearers of BJP-Chandni Chowk district. He visited various business hubs in Chandni Chowk, Nai Sadak, Chawri Bazar, Hauz Qazi, Ajmeri Gate, Asia’s largest Fruits and Vegetable Market, Azadpur, urbanized Village Haiderpur, Shahipur, Shalimar Bagh, Totaram Bazar and Trinagar
Besides, 240 new accounts were opened in two daysat camps in the Sarai Peepal Thala and Mahendra Park-Sanjay Nagar with the support of Dena Bank. Approximately 500 persons were invited from slum coloniesto my residence and disseminated information on using e-wallet, debit and credit card, net-banking etc. through street drama and presentation and cashless transactions.

1. Meeting to explain currency-free transactions with party workers at my residence.

2. Pad Yatra in support of currency-free transactions in Haiderpur, Shalimar Bagh

3. Meeting was held in support of currency-free transactions with officials and employees in his ministry, Rafi Marg

4. Padyatra in the Azadpur, in support of currency-free transactions

5. Nukkad Natak were organized in support of currency-free transactions at his residence.

6. Padyatra in the Totaram market of Tri-city in support of currency-free transactions

7. Workshop and Nukkar Natak were organized to promote currency-free transactions in the Town Hall of Chandni Chowk.

P. Development activities in village "Dheerpur"

Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana is a programme for construction and development of villages. Every Member of Parliament has to adopt a village under this scheme to develop basic infrastructure in rural areas. Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, launched the programme on October 11, 2014,on the birthday of Revolutionary leader Lok Nayak Jayaprakash Narayan.
SaansadAdarshYojna has three unique features. It should be based on demand and need and public participation rather than a model based on supply. We have undertaken the following development work in Dhirpur village, adopted under SaansadAdarsh Gram Yojana:

1. Re development of Ambedkar Choupal

• Re-development of Ambedkar Chaupal
• Benches have been installed in Choupal
• The renovation work of the Choupal is completed

2. Redevelopment of Coronation Park

• Re-development of Coronation Park.
• The park was developed by grass and plantation and the lower part is to be filled with soil
• In order to provide security to the Coronation Park of Dhirapur village and to complete the expeditiously (CE) North Zone has been instructed.

3. Repair work of MCD School at a cost of Rs.100 crores

4. Benches were placed in Cremation ground, Choupal, Park Shiv Mandir etc.

5. New pump house was built

6. Development work of cremation ground was inaugurated with MP fund costing 92, 52, 000 in Dhirpur village

7. In Arche Vishop Joseph Fernandes School distributed prizes for 13th basketball competition at school

Q.The following development works have been completed in Ghoga village:

1. Placing 87 benches for the public at key points of the village, including the main bus stand, Chaupal, temple, cremation ground in Ghogha village. For this work, an amount of Rs. 4, 94, 900/6663i- was provided from MP fund.

2. An amount of Rs.353, 35,000 / - was provided from MP fund for the revival of the parks and physical centres in Ghogha village.

3. On the main roads to Ghogha village, the work for sevenhigh Mast pole with LED light at various places in progress. An amount of Rs. 17, 98, 800/ - was provided from MP fund for this work.

4. Budget has been given to develop the park in Khasra No. 174 of village Ghogha and the tender process has been started by flood and irrigation department, Delhi government.

5.Action initiated by flood and irrigation department, Government of Delhi to develop Johad in Ghogha village.

R. Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojna

Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana is the flagship scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The objective of this Skill Certification Scheme is to enable a large number of youth to take up industry-relevant skill training to help them secure a better livelihood.

Under the scheme to refine the youth's skills, there are five training centres in the Chandni Chowk parliamentary constituency. But there is lack of such training centres in the Walled City area. Due to lack of suitable space, training centres could not be opened. On my request, the Home Minister Rajnath Singh directed Delhi Police Commissioner to initiate the scheme. Thus the scheme was started in five police stations of Delhi. Out of those five police stations, three police stations come under my parliamentary constituency in which the first one is in Jama Masjid, second at Anand Parbat and third in Paharganj.

FTNS (Field Technician Networking and Storage) course is offered at the skill development centre located at Jama Masjid Police Station, in which 12th pass students get admission. RM (Retail Management) courses are conducted simultaneously, in which 10th pass youth can get admission. Under the skill development programme at Anand Parbat, women are offered a course of beauticians.

After becoming a Member of Parliament, I have recommended about 6640 (six thousand six hundred forty) pension applications from my office to Delhi Government under Atal Pension Yojana, for further action. Atal Pension Yojana – after former Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, is a government-backed pension scheme targeted at the unorganised sector.

1. Old age Financial Assistance - 3130

2. Disable Financial Assistance - 443

3. Delhi Family Benefit Scheme - 272

4. Financial Assistance for Widows / Destitute Women - 2407

5. Financial Assistance for widows daughter / orphan girl marriage - 195

6. Divorce Support - 76

7. Assistance of Rs.3,28.43.008/- was provided from the Prime Minister's Relief Fund to 158 people.

T. In my Parliamentary constituency, meetings were organised for cooperation from various departments of the Central Government on the following topics:

  1. Department of Communications

    With the communication department of the Government of India, I requested to open post offices where there is shortage. Accordingly, a new post office was opened in Ranibagh and another is going to be opened shortly in Rajdhani Enclave.

  2. Railway Department - It was requested to develop the Shakurbasti Railway Station to facilitate the movement of trains/reduce the crowd at New Delhi and Old Delhi Railway stations so that trains to Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan and Jammu and Kashmir could depart and terminate from there. For the widespread improvements on railway colonies, railway stations and for construction of fly-over at Azad Market and transfer of land, to speed up the construction of under Bridge at Kishanganj.
  3. Energy Department - To get electric wires underground in the wall city.
  4. Tourism Department - Roshanara Bagh, Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Plan, proper utilisation of Town Hall and development plan of Jama Masjid area. For proper arrangements for the maintenance of protected buildings such as the Roshanara Bagh, Tipoliya Gate, Kudeshia Park, Picnic Hot Ashok Vihar, Kamala Nehru Ridge Area (Bonta), Kashmiri Gate (with GPO), Pithpalla etc., protected by the Department of Archeology.
  5. Road Transport Department - To cover the drain from Haiderpur Water Works Plant to Prembari bridge and to construct the road on it.
  6. Urban Development Department - Requested to get relief from to Pagadi shopkeepers and to regularize New Rohtak Road industrial area in master plan.
  7. Department of Chemicals and Fertilizers - Requessted to open a Public Drug Store in Chandni Chowk.
  8. About 50 schemes have been started for the betterment of the countrymen in the last 3 years by the central government led by the Prime Minister of India, Honourable Mr. Narendra Modi. I have tried to propagate, implement and benefit these schemes to as many people as possible. The work on the following schemes has been done in the Chandni Chowk Parliamentary constituency and is in progress:
    • Prime Minister's Jan-Dhan Yojana
    • Sukanya Samriddhi Yojana
    • Mudra Yojana
    • Jeevan Jyoti Beema Yojana
    • Suraksha Beema Yojana
    • Atal Pension Yojana
    • Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana
    • Jan Aushadhi Yojana
    • Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
    • Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao Yojana
    • Mission Indra Dhanush
    • Ujjawal Yojana

U. Organization and Resolution Programs:

    Workers are considered to be the spinal cord of any political party. We have encouraged the workers of our party by organizing several meetings with them. Today, 100 million workers of our party are working to promote the country. Our workers are a great way to spread the work done by the successful Prime Minister of the country at the mass level. On the call of Prime Minister Narendra Modi we have worked in different areas by organizing the programme SANKALP SE SIDDHI.

    If we talk about organization and leadership, the mantras of Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay's unity and humanism can not be forgotten. He never said that people are to be served only through the government, but we should be ready to serve as per the capacity by going forward ourselves. Pandit Deendayal has inspired lacs of people and shown the path of life. Today the country is endowed in every way, in such a situation the country needs merely one vision. The programs which were organized as resolution are as follows:

  1. 'Teen Saal Be Misaal' was organised in the Heritage Bankquet Hall, Lawrence Road under district Keshavpuram, to reach the public about the achievements of 3 years of the Central Government.
  2. 'Teen Saal Be Misaal' was organised in District Chandni Chowk, Green Lawnge Banquet Hall, Shakti Nagar to reach the public about the achievements of Central Government.
  3. A Resolution programme was organized in B-2, Benkat Hall, Britannia Chowk under District Keshavpuram
  4. Resolution program was organized in Hansraj College under District Chandni Chowk

V. Participation in the various festivals and festivals:

    Our country is a country of festivals. In 365 days of the year, 366 festivals are celebrated in our country. These festivals give us a new energy. There are many festivals like Dusshera, Deepawali, Durgapuja, Ram Lila and Guruparva which last for many days. That is why our country is said to have 365 days and 366 festivals. I got the opportunity to go to various religious events like this. This is as follows:

  1. Incorporated at the lighting festival held at Shishganj Gurdwara at Chandni Chowk
  2. Organizing holi meet program at his residence on Holi festival
  3. On the occasion of Ramzan, visited the area around the Jama Masjid and was given the congratulation of Ramzan
  4. Guru Govind Singh Maharaj ji included in special program organized on 350th light year
  5. Chhath Puja Program was organized at Premwari Bridge

W. Cleanliness Campaign :

    After Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat campaign, Dr Harsh Vardhan organised a cleanliness campaign in all the 280 mandals alongwith officials other MPs and MLAs to sensitise people about cleanliness. Further, administered the oath of cleanliness to workers organizing a Swachhata seminar.

    We reached the campus of Ramakrishna Mission Hospital in Itanagar, capital of Arunachal Pradesh, and participated in Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. On this occasion, we scavenged in the hospital premises. Under the leadership of Prime Minister NarendraModi, it has been decided to make India clean, healthy and a powerful nationby 2022. For which a campaign is being run for cleanliness across India. As long as the country is not clean, people of the country cannot be healthy. Because many diseases spread through scruffiness, especially among the poor people of the country.

    We have resolved to make India a clean country. Everyone should contribute to make the country powerful by keeping their areas clean.

    The Prime Minister has evoked the people of the country and the constituencies to join the campaign with full enthusiasm to make a new India, to make the Swachchhata Abhiyan a part of life and give some time to make the campaign a success.

    Under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, in addition to my parliamentary constituency, whichever state I visited, special attention has been paid on the cleaning of the roads and lanes.

  1. Exhibition was organized in Ministry, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, under the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan.

X. After the regular meetings with officials of the Delhi Development Authority, several works have been started by DDA in my parliamentary constituency, Chandni Chowk.

In Delhi, where Delhi Municipal Corporation and Delhi Government work on one side, there Delhi Development Authority has an important place. Under my parliamentary constituency many colonies were developed by the Delhi Development Authority. Today it has maintenance of parks in the colonies. Today it has maintenance of many buildings. Number of works has been done in our parliamentary constituency through Delhi Development Authority. The details of which are as follows:

Y Other works of all round development

    Several small projects are running under my parliamentary constituency. I have started working on a number of schemes about all round Development in this field. Whether it is of wall city, whether it is of industrial area, whether it is of residential area, whether it is Sevabasti, I have initiated several development works. The details of which are as follows:

  1. Under my Parliamentary constituency, several action plans have been prepared for the maintenance of railway colonies and the implementation of those schemes has started. (detailed information is enclosed)
  2. All the district parks were visited in the morning timings in the Chandni Chowk. (Photo enclosed)
  3. Shahjahanabad redevelopment project was started and work on underground cable was completed on one side of the road.
  4. Continuous meetings and visits have been made to complete the delayed work of Rani Jhansi flyover and Kishanganj under-pass work for a long time. Now the task is progressing fast
  5. Completed basic facilities in Wazirpur Industrial Area at a cost of Rs.38.43 crores.
  6. Work on roads, drains and footpaths at Shastri Nagar at a cost of 405.60 lakhsis in progress.
  7. Camp was organized for Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojana in Shakti Nagar.
  8. Parking facility at Model Town dedicated to the public.
  9. The renovation work of Banjara Chowpal, Hyderpur was started at an estimated cost of Rs. 118 lakhs.
  10. 220 KV Power Grid dedicated to the public in Peeragari.
  11. Entertainment Club, Library dedicated to the public in C-U Block, Pitampura.
  12. On the occasion of International Yoga Day, the "Yoga Teacher" honoured in the ‘Yoga Shikshak Samman Karyakram’ organised by Adarsh Shiksha Sansthan Sanskritik Samiti and Shree Mange Ram Garg Charitable Society.
  13. Government Project got approved for multi-level parking in Idgah.
  14. Physical Education Center, Satyavati Nagar was dedicated to the public.
  15. Elevated road from Prembari bridge to Azadpur was dedicated to the public
  16. Under the 12th Five Year Plan, raised the case with the Ministry of Home Affairs for the provision of Rs 122.50 crore for the maintenance of police colonies.
  17. In order to provide basic facilities and security to the general public, the matters raised with various departments ie DDA, M.C.D., DUSIB, Railway, Police.
  18. There are 17 urbanized villages in my Parliamentary constituency. Inspection was done for basic amenities etc. in all these villages and development work in many villages is in progress.
  19. Visited Jama Masjid and its adjoining areas with the Commissioner, Delhi Municipal Corporation, Deputy Commissioner, Delhi Police, Delhi Jal Board and senior officials of B.S.SE.
  20. Mobile Dispensary inaugurated at Shakti Nagar.
  21. Participated in Rashtriya Dhwaj Pratisthanpana Samaroh at Swami Shraddhanand Vatika, Chandni Chowk.
  22. Participated in the program organized by the Federation in Paschim Vihar
  23. Meeting with the top officials of North Delhi Municipal Corporation was held in his ministry regarding the Azad Market Flyover, RUB Kishanganj, the transfer of land of Railways and the parking of Sadar (Idgah).
  24. Attended the meeting organized in Transport Bhawan with the Tourism Minister, Government of India.
  25. Inaugurated Solar Lamp Light, Surya Jyoti Lamp at Lal Bagh JJ Colony Azadpur.
  26. L.A. Road was inaugurated in Paschim Vihar.
  27. Visited Pitampura and Shalimar Bagh areas.
  28. Historical works were started at a cost of Rs. 55.00 lakhs in B-3 Block Back Line, Paschim Vihar.
  29. Bank Accounts were opened in Dena Bank in Sarai Peepalthala, Mahendra Park - Sanjay Nagar.
  30. Workers' Conference was held in Shakti Nagar and Shakurpur, Anandavas.
  31. An elevator was inaugurated at Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose Community Hall, Singalpur Shalimar.
  32. .
  33. Visited with Dr Mahesh Sharma, Tourism Minister and senior officials of the department to inspect buildings covered under Chandni Chowk area. In this visit high officials of the Department of Tourism and Archeology, Commissioner of Northern Delhi Municipal Corporation, Public Works Department, Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Board, Water Board, NDPL, Urban Shelter Board and Police Departments were also present.
  34. The foundation stone of the reconstruction of Ramlila Park was laid in CC Colony.
  35. Executive Meeting of Chandni Chowk District was organized.
  36. Executive meeting of Keshavpuram district was organized.
  37. Health check-up center was inaugurated at AP Block Pitampura.
  38. The newly built Underpass (RUB) was inaugurated at Rampura.
  39. Meeting with senior officials of Delhi Development Authority to meet the problems of Chandni Chowk constituency in his ministry was held.
  40. Swimming Pool was inaugurated at CU Block Pitampura.
  41. The office of the new Keshavapuram Zone, which was built under his constituency, was inaugurated.
  42. Inauguration of Naman Books, Picture Exhibition and Shaurya Gatha programme in the Delhi Public Library, Chandni Chowk, to the martyrs of India.
  43. LED Street Light was inaugurated at Shalimar Bagh.
  44. Postage stamp was released in Maharaja Agarseen Hospital, Rohtak Road, Punjabi Bagh.
  45. Organised a Race for Integration on the Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel at District Chandni Chowk
  46. Organised a Race for Unity on the Birthday of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in District Keshav Puram.
  47. Instrument was installed for converting flowers etc. used in Nigam Bodh ghat into Havan Samgree.
  48. Construction work of the park on 18 acres land of Birla Mill is commenced.
  49. CPWD Park, Model Town.
  50. Meeting was held with traders of Chandni Chowk.

Z. Accomplished many development works in coordination with Archeology Department:

  1. Restoration of the defence ramparts and Kashmere gate.
  2. Restoration of Roshanara Bagh.
  3. Restoration of Archeology Park in Sarai Pipalthala.

MP fund

Year Amount (in Rs.)
2014-15 8268000
2015-16 38557757
2016-17 59305926
2017-18 39868600
Total 146000283

The details of locations given by DDA to Delhi Urban Shelter Improvement Board for construction of Public Convenience complex

S.No. Letter No. & Date Approving Authority
1. No.22-A(18)16/IL/768
Dated 12th May,2016
J. Agrawal, Pr,
Commissioner(LD&H)
CEO DUSIB
No. : 120
2. No.22-A(18)16/IL/2116
Dated 7th Nov., 2016
Tej Pal Singh
Dy. Director (IL)
C.E. DUSIB
No. : 1
3. No.22-A(18)16/IL/3644
Dated 16th June, 2017
Dy. Director (IL)
C.E. DUSIB
No. : 9
4. No.22-A(18)16/IL/3756
Dated 10th July, 2017
Atal Singh
Dy. Director (IL)
S.E. DUSIB
No. : 4
5. No.22-A(18)16/IL/4085
Dated 30th August, 2017
Atal Singh
Dy. Director (IL)
E.E. DUSIB
No. : 1