A tweet by Walter J. Lindner, German Ambassador to India, has sparked a chatter among people on Twitter. Lindner took to the micro-blogging site to share a video of one of the most iconic places of Delhi, Chandni Chowk, getting a facelift.
“Do you recognize this walkway?” he tweeted and chances are if the video is shown to you without context, it may take you more than one glance to identify this famous shopping street.
“Yes, it’s Delhi’s iconic #ChandniChowk. Once full of cars, rikshaws & noise, it is getting a facelift & being turned into a traffic-free zone! A great transforms & initiative expected to be completed by November,” he added.
The video opens with Lindner talking about him standing in the iconic market. Then he goes on to praise the initiative of giving the place a makeover. The empty streets on Chandni Chowk, which are completely different from the image one associates with of the place, may leave you surprised.
Do you recognize this walkway? Yes, it’s Delhi’s iconic #chandnichowk. Once full of cars, rikshaws & noise, it is getting a facelift & being turned into a traffic-free zone! A great transforms & initiave expected to be completed by November. 🇮🇳🇩🇪 pic.twitter.com/2ZDz4Zwcf4
— Walter J. Lindner (@AmbLindnerIndia) July 31, 2020
With over 83,000 views, the post has also amassed more than 3,100 likes. Additionally, it has gathered close to 800 retweets – and counting. The video won people over and it’s clear from the comments they shared.
Never thought I’d say this but looks like Chandni Chowk is gonna be lit! 🔥
— Meghnad ❤️ Rafale 🔗 (@Memeghnad) July 31, 2020
This is big, nice and satisfying. Can’t wait to see a traffic free old Delhi.
— Gagan (@follow_Gagan) July 31, 2020
The empty roads behind you are still unbelievable.
— Stuti (@StuteeMishra) July 31, 2020
What do you think of the video?