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Matka Chowk in Chandigarh

Matka Chowk is one of the renowned landmarks of Chandigarh city. It is located near the Taj hotel and is enclosed by Sectors- 9, 10, 16 and 17. This roundabout consists of a fountain which is situated at the center which resembles a “Matka” or clay pot. Thus, the name Matka Chowk is derived from the shape of the fountain which looks like a Matka.

Matka Chowk located in Chandigarh

Matka Chowk is a major junction which was conceptualized by the renowned architect Le Corbusier. When Le Corbusier was designing the roads of Chandigarh city, he had declared that all the main junctions must have roundabouts. He stated that there would be no traffic lights at the junctions to make sure that the traffic flows freely. However, with the passing years the traffic has increased considerably and thus it became very essential to set up traffic lights at all the roundabouts of the city.

Places near Matka Chowk:

  • Leisure Valley located at 0.8 Km
  • Sector 16 situated at 0.8 Km
  • Sector 9 at 0.8 Km
  • Sector 10 at 0.8 Km
  • Sector 15 at 1.4 Km
  • Sector 8 at 1.4 Km
  • Sector 23 located at 2 Km
  • Sector 22 at 2 Km
  • Sector 21 at 2.4 Km
  • Punjab University situated at just 2.4 Km from Matka Chowk
  • Rose Garden located at 2.5 Km

Hotels near Matka Chowk:

  • Park Plaza- 1.5 Km 
  • Hotel City Plaza 7- Is at 2.4 Km from Matka Chowk
  • Hotel Kwality Regency- 3 Km away
  • Hotel Grand Residency- 4.8 Km
  • Regenta Central Ashok- This hotel is located at 11.8 Km from Matka Chowk.
  • Hotel Grand Plaza- 4.8 Km
  • The Regent Hotel- 5 Km
  • Hotel City Heart Premium- 2.2 Km
  • The Pearl- At 9.2 Km
  • The Fern Residency Chandigarh- 7.8 Km
  • Hotel Diamond Plaza- 3.4 Km
  • The Pride K C Hotel & Spa- At 12.5 Km
  • Hotel Central Park 17- Located at 1.4 Km
  • Hotel Oyster- Situated at a distance of 1.5 Km from Matka Chowk

Eating Joints near Matka Chowk:

Yo China
This is an amazing eatery located at a distance of just 260 m from Matka Chowk. It takes hardly 45-50 seconds to reach this place from the roundabout. Here one can enjoy scrumptious Chinese cuisines at quite affordable prices.

KFC is located at 1.2 Km from Matka Chowk and is a renowned eating joint at this place. At this eatery people can gorge on a variety of chicken snacks.

Citco Caffé
This is a good hangout place where people can chill out on weekends. Citco Caffe is located at merely 1.3 Km from Matka Chowk.

Cafeteria in Shanti Kunj
This is an amazing eatery located at just 900 m from Matka Chowk.

Barista is just 2.3 Km away from Matka Chowk. This eatery offers the customers an unforgettable experience of Italian coffee. The cafe environment is very relaxing and welcoming.

Proposed Plan for dismantling Matka Chowk:

Matka Chowk in Chandigarh

There is a plan to construct 30 metro stations in Chandigarh and this will need dismantling of some renowned landmarks of the city and Matka Chowk is one of them. As per the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, this would be the first time when a roundabout would be destroyed completely and thereafter it would be reconstructed.

Rail India Technical and Economic Service or RITES has prepared some drawings in which the Matka Chowk roundabout has been totally removed. The proposed plan is to allow the traffic move in a free flow on either sides of the “Jan Marg” which is always active.

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