New Delhi: Called the heart of India’s capital and named after the Duke of Connaught, New Delhi’s Connaught Place, now finds itself in a state of organized chaos, ironically to beautify and retain its past glory.
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Abbreviated as CP for ease of the tongue, the otherwise sprawling commercial hub now looks like an archeological site of dark and endless tunnels. And the space left for pedestrians or vehicles to ply is agonizingly cramped and fraught with obstacles like iron rods and concrete parts strewn on the ground.
This construction is being done in the name of the city beautification to showcase it as a ‘world-class city’ ahead of the Commonwealth Games in October.
The result—officegoers, business fraternity in the area and the public alike—are just hoping for the work to end fast as they are hoping for the monsoon to hit the city soon. The New Delhi Municipal Corporation’s public relations officer Anand Tiwari said in an interview to PTI that all the construction work would be completed by August.