Central Govt. should intervene to protect the legacy of Chandni Chowk: Goel

  • You are here:
  • Home
  • Central Govt. should intervene to protect the legacy of Chandni Chowk: Goel

Union Minister of State for Parliamentary Affairs and Former Delhi BJP President Vijay Goel, demanded that the Central Govt. should intervene to save the historic heritage of old Delhi. He accused the Delhi government of failing to develop the historic Shahjahanabad area. He said that Shahjahanabad area should be included in the central government's 'HRIDAYA' scheme so that the havelis and other heritage structure can be saved on time from destruction.
He called on the Chandni Chowk residents and heritage lovers to fight together to save Chandni Chowk area . He further said that he will never allow this beautiful and historical market to become slum in any situtation. Local traders closed the market for half a day and gave full support to this March from Gauri shankar Temple to Fatah Puri Masjid.
Residents of Chandni Chowk reflected a lot of enthusiasm this morning regarding Vijay Goel's "Save Heritage, Save Chandni Chowk "March. The office bearers of Chandni Chowk ‘’Sarva Vyapar Mandal’’, the largest body of shopkeepers at Chandni Chowk and all traders welcomed Vijay Goel in the morning at Gauri Shankar temple and started the March under his leadership. A large number of heritage lovers also joined this March. Goel was heartly welcome and also garlanded at various places by the traders.
The main purpose of this March of Vijay Goel is was to save the rich heritage of Old Delhi. He demanded  that the havelis of old Delhi, important heritage structure should be rescued, the destruction of pristine havelis must stop, the illegal and unauthorised construction should be stopped, the electricity wires should be underground, the Chandni Chowk should be developed on the pedestrian only zone. And this is essential if the harmony of Chandni Chowk needs to be restoredto its old grandeur As, it was done in Chandni Chowk in 1998 in ‘’Chaudhavee ka Chand’’ festival and again in the Amritsar of Punjab. Goel appealed to the Central Government to include Shahjahanabad area in the HRIDAY (heritage city development and augmentation yojana) scheme of the Central Government to save the heritage of the Havelis on time. He said that the time has come when Central Government should take the responsibility of this heritage city for this a separate body should be constituted because the Delhi government has totally failed to handle this responsibility. It is notable that under the 'HRIDAY' scheme, the Union Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs  runs a special schemes and provides financial assistance for the protection of the country's rich cultural heritage.
Addressing in front of The Town Hall, Goel said that the Delhi Government and the Shahjahanabad Redevelopment Board has become defunct. Not a single brick has been laid here in the name of development. Government buildings, such as Town Hall and hundreds of havelis, which , themselves have a history, are turning to ruins.
The President of 'Heritage India Foundation' and former MP from Chandni Chowk twice, Goel said that his movement will continue. This is not against anybody but it is for the development of old Delhi. It is notable that before this, Mr. Goel has played an important role in the development of 33 acres of park, Mirza Ghalib's mansion, Ajmeri gate fountain park, Haveli Dharmapura and Lahori Gate museum in front of the Red Fort.
On this occasion Sanjay Bhargava, President of the Sarv Vyapar Mandal, gave full support to Vijay Goel and said that all the traders are with the the campaign of Shri Goel. He appealed to his business colleagues that they all should give full support to Shri Goel who has been fighting for last 20 years for the cause, only then this historic & heritage city would be saved.

My vision for Delhi stems from these inspiring words of Swami Vivekanada. I sincerely believe that Delhi has enough number of brave, bold men and women who can make it not only one of the best cities.

Delhi Villages Delhi has 369 villages which, though called as Urban Villages but, continue to suffer from developmental inequalities. The basic infrastructure is in such a sorrow state that some villages

Education empowers our children, making them strong enough to look after themselves in any given situation. A large role in delivering the education is played by our educational institutions

Power is the basis of human lives and is used in almost everything we have. Hence it's vital in the interest of social development and welfare that power reaches to common citizens

Water, though being one of the most precious resources on the earth, is availabile in limited amount. Hence it's necessary that due management of the water resources is taken for the existence of life.

Healthcare The Delhi government being the major health service provider is responsible for the healthcare services in Delhi but due to lack of planning and vision of Delhi government


Toy Bank

Recycling toys-recycling smiles. 

Senior Citizens

ll वरिष्ठ नागरिकों का सम्मान

People Says

One must appreciate how Vijay Goel is working so hard and looking out for all sports. One can feel the change. Best wishes!                           

Saurabh Thapliyal

People Says

Simply will appreciate Vijay Goel's working style, witnessed his personal attention to west Delhi - Paschim Vihar ppl even at late hours.


People Says

No cricket with Pak until terrorism stops, says sports minister Vijay Goel Finally! Kudos for a much needed call! 

Amrita Bhinder

People Says

Vijay Goel is a national leader with wider vision and worked on the ground in Delhi.

Shantanu Gupta

Delhi Villages It's ironic that our national capital Delhi, which is often termed as a world-class metro, still has over 360 under-developed villages in it. These villages are detached from the city and seem unaware of the tremendous progress all around them.

Youth Development Youth is the backbone of our country's progress and we all need to work towards their overall development. Apart from providing training & employment in traditional careers I have always encouraged active youth participation in politics.

Education is a progressive discovery of our ignorance. Hence it's imperative in the interest of societal development that its children and youth are well educated. It's a shame that Delhi despite being the capital of India is not fully literate whereas a small state like Kerala has attained 100% literacy.

Water is vital for the existence of life but we need to realize that like all the other resources it is not unlimited and, going by the experts' opinion, the next war could be fought because of it.

Housing To own a home, irrespective of the size, is a dream cherished by many. I understand this sentiment and that is why I championed the cause to help protect the applicants who were promised homes and felt cheated by the Delhi government.

Power is one of the basic amenities of life happens to be a matter of great concern for the citizens of Delhi. Faulty meters, power shortage and inflated power bills are the most common grievances faced by every other citizen.


I believe the youth is the backbone of our country's progress and I have always worked towards their overall development.


Chandni Chowk I have a keen interest in exploring and learning about culture, traditions and Heritage. Chandni Chowk, my former parliamentary constituency, is a perfect example of the multicultural and multi-religious India.

Your Opinion

Do you agree that Shri Narendra Modi is India's only hope?

Can't Say
Back to Top
Name *
Email *
Full Address

About Your Contribution
Name *
Email *
Subject *
Your Idea *