Connaught Place Renovation?

#1 Nov 3rd, 2006, 09:00
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When I was in India last, late 2003, walking in Connaught Place, New Delhi was made most difficult because of road closures needed for the Metro construction. Now that the Metro has been completed in central Delhi, has the Connaught Place area been reinstated or better to its earlier condition?

In 2003, roads in North Delhi, I think in the Civil Lines area, were much disrupted. Where in Delhi now, if at all, are further Metro works causing traffic problems?

In happy anticipation of my next visit in February-April 2007.
#2 Nov 3rd, 2006, 10:55
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Connaught Place area is majorly restored but metro work is progessing all over Delhi, its a short term pain Vs a long term gain, moreso Delhi will be hosting 2010 Common wealth games so presently the Govt is udnertaking a major facelift for the entire city, you can hope to see a refurbished New Delhi next time around.
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That's good to hear. I was in Delhi in late February 2004, so 3 years on I'm glad it'll be a bit better.
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With a population of around 13 million people and 2,5 millon vehicles, the city is under a stress for sure,but i guess it's a lot more cleaner & greener than it was in 2003/4.
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Well, the metro work at CP and a lot of other areas which were to be covered under phase 1 is over now so these places are better now. THe work has moved to other parts of the city and i visited Cp just last week and it was ok.
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Just OK? Hmmmm, we'll I'm still excited to see what Delhi has been up to since I last visited in February 2004. Especially Connaught Place. Haha. I still remember a tout trying to sell me a pair of crappy sunglasses, for 400 Rs. and he bought it down to 30 Rs., I should of given it to him and let him keep the glasses, now I feel bad. Ahhh memories.
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I went to connought place one month back and the work has been finished. A new park has been constructed over the underground metro station which looked very neat but probably because they dont allow anybody to enter that park

Some new roads have been laid and it looks as grand as always
You wont be dissapointed. especially when you know that now you can go from C.P. to Chandni Chowk in just 3 min. and visit the Red fort
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The opening of Central Park to the general public was delayed because Delhi Metro had not put in the required sewer pipes to the complete satisfaction of engineers from New Delhi Municipal Corporation. Now that has been sorted out, and central park is better than before.
From the Rajiv Chowk station you can now travel to Delhi main which is walking distance from Red Fort and Chandni Chowk area of Old Delhi.
You can also take the Metro to Kashmere Gate station if u need to catch a bus from the Inter State Bus Terminus over there.
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More pollution than 3 years ago.

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Originally Posted by IndeGuru With a population of around 13 million people and 2,5 millon vehicles, the city is under a stress for sure,but i guess it's a lot more cleaner & greener than it was in 2003/4.
I was there in Feb. 2003 and and recently went in October and came a week ago. Delhi didn't look cleaner than 2003. Pollution wise I think it was worse than 3.5 years ago probably because of more cars. Thank god for the Metro Rail which was very impressive, otherwise I can't imagine what the situation would have been on the roads.
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New, New Delhi, 2010

By 2010, in time for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, we do plan to clean up our act.
The Metro lines to south east, south, and Delhi suburbs like NOIDA, Gurgaon and Faridabad will be operational.
New hotels are being built all over.
East Delhi is witnessing a property boom and a real makeover.
High capacity buses with dedicated corridors will be on the roads.
By 2011, Delhi should be a much better place to live in.
Bring on the Olympics, next!
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Hope it works

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Originally Posted by SANJAY_DEL By 2010, in time for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, we do plan to clean up our act.
The Metro lines to south east, south, and Delhi suburbs like NOIDA, Gurgaon and Faridabad will be operational.
New hotels are being built all over.
East Delhi is witnessing a property boom and a real makeover.
High capacity buses with dedicated corridors will be on the roads.
By 2011, Delhi should be a much better place to live in.
Bring on the Olympics, next!
I really hope this will be the case. It will be an accomplishment if it so happens then maybe I can seriously think of coming back because as one member posted in the "Don't go to India because" thread "Don't come to India because you will hate it and when you leave it, you will miss it".

I hated many aspects of our visit to Delhi, the air and noise pollution, not being able to find a proper washroom eg when out of the house, the traffic...but 9 days later I miss India as much as I missed it before coming there in October. WHY?
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Originally Posted by SANJAY_DEL By 2010, in time for the Delhi Commonwealth Games, we do plan to clean up our act.
The Metro lines to south east, south, and Delhi suburbs like NOIDA, Gurgaon and Faridabad will be operational.
New hotels are being built all over.
East Delhi is witnessing a property boom and a real makeover.
High capacity buses with dedicated corridors will be on the roads.
By 2011, Delhi should be a much better place to live in.
Bring on the Olympics, next!
You sound like the Times of India! I'll believe it when I see it.
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Doesn't Chandni Chowk have its own station?

Thumbs up for the metro!!! After a long absence from Delhi it was certainly a sight to see.
Jai Hind.
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The Metro station for Chandni chowk, Jama Masjid and Red Fort area is Delhi Main (Old Delhi) station.
For the bazaars of Old Delhi get off at Chawri Bazaar station.
For the Inter State Bus Terminus, go to Kashmere Gate Metro station. This is also the station where you can change trains from the North-South line to the East-West metro line.
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I was in CP today for the first time in a few months, and I have to admit that it is looking much nicer. The park in the center looks very nice, and the interior road looks to have just been repaved. Things are looking up!

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