G20 Summit: Delhi LG reviews city makeover, orders setting up of food street at Salimgarh Fort

Updated: Feb 5 2023 10:13PM

New Delhi, Feb 5 (PTI) Delhi LG VK Saxena has directed officials to develop a food Street around the Salimgarh Fort and to connect the Qutub Minar with Mehrauli Archeological Park to convert the area into a heritage walk, officials said on Sunday.

Saxena had on Saturday visited several locations in the national capital to review the repair and revamp work underway for the G20 summit, scheduled to be held here in September. The LG directed the land and road owning agencies to ensure that the green spaces on the Outer Ring Road along Yamuna are spruced up and made encroachment-free. On February 2, Saxena had chaired a high level committee meeting to take stock of the ongoing works. Saxena began his inspection visits from ISBT, Hanuman Mandir, Salimgarh Fort, Red Fort, Outer Ring Road along Yamuna and the Samadhi stretch, and proceeded to south Delhi.

Walking on foot, he instructed the officials to have areas around Hanuman Mandir and under the Hanuman Setu flyover cleaned and decongested, officials said. The ASI was asked to deep clean and repair the walls of the Salimgarh fort and also repair the bridge connecting it to the Red Fort. Railways too was asked to repair and revamp the overbridge next to Salimgarh Fort.