Gangtok Municipal Corporation initiates ‘Khau Galli’ street food project

Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 10:15 [IST]

Last Update: Tuesday, Feb 13, 2024 04:45 [IST]

Gangtok Municipal Corporation initiates ‘Khau Galli’ street food project


GANGTOK, : The Gangtok Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with Health and Urban Development departments, has initiated a ‘Khau Galli’ street food project to promote hygienic and diverse street food culture in the capital. The initiative, following the concept of the Government of India, aims to attract tourists and locals alike to indulge in safe and flavourful culinary experiences.

GMC Mayor Nell Bahadur Chettri and Deputy Mayor Tshering Palden Bhutia laid the foundation stone for the establishment of food stalls at Namnang walkway today in the presence of ward councillor Pema Lhamu Lamtha and other GMC councillors, NHM mission director Dr. Anusha Lama, GMC commissioner R.B. Bhandari and chief town planners Dinkar Gurung and Gary Chopel from Urban Development department and GMC respectively.

The project, funded by National Health Mission under the Department of Health and Family Welfare, aims to elevate the standard of street food hygiene and safety.

Mayor Nell Bahadur Chettri expressed his delight at the initiative, emphasizing the importance of promoting local cuisines and traditional foods prepared using organic raw materials. He informed that the stalls, initially totalling nine, will be allocated to progressive Self Help Groups (SHGs) to showcase the State’s rich culinary heritage.

Namnang walkway was chosen for its prime accessibility from NH10 and MG Marg. The development works for ‘Khau Galli’ are set to commence from February 13. GMC assistant town planner Jimila Shenga presented the detailed project report during the ceremony.

The ceremony also had the presence of officials from Power and PHE departments along with local gentries. 

Sikkim at a Glance

  • Area: 7096 Sq Kms
  • Capital: Gangtok
  • Altitude: 5,840 ft
  • Population: 6.10 Lakhs
  • Topography: Hilly terrain elevation from 600 to over 28,509 ft above sea level
  • Climate:
  • Summer: Min- 13°C - Max 21°C
  • Winter: Min- 0.48°C - Max 13°C
  • Rainfall: 325 cms per annum
  • Language Spoken: Nepali, Bhutia, Lepcha, Tibetan, English, Hindi