Connaught Place has got life after all

Its a nice place to shop and to enjoy. I have written about it earlier also. The celebrations have started today and will continue till the New Year. Yes, its about Connaught Place (CP), the heart of Delhi celebrating its 75 years.


The CP Shopping Festival has started in right earnest with a spectacular Laser and firework show. I did watch the show live, not from the precincts of Central Park situated in the centre of CP but from the balcony of my 10th Floor apartment a few hundred yard away. It felt good to see CP come back to live again.


Sometime back when work on the Delhi metro started in 2002, CP had that worn out look. I was an unwilling witness to the aging of CP, but 2006 had been that turn-around year. The Metro has given this old lady a new lease of life and may be 75 years is a good time to start celebrating life, which CP is doing right now.


Named after Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, the Connaught Place market was designed by Robert Tor Russel in collaboration with W. H. Nicholas and was inaugurated in 1931.


CP would be a busy place tomorrow, on the New Year's Eve, but its an excuse to be there and also visit the the newly renovated Central Park. Connaught Place is catching up with life, fast. Three cheers for CP...



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