Delhi dazzles like never before
Delhi is getting all dolled up for the Commonwealth Games and its doing so in style. From ornamental street furniture to fancy signages, civic agencies are pulling out all stops to make the Capital look uber-attractive. Looking gooddelhi Updated: Sep 15, 2010 03:53 IST
Delhi is getting all dolled up for the Commonwealth Games and its doing so in style.
From ornamental street furniture to fancy signages, civic agencies are pulling out all stops to make the Capital look uber-attractive.
Elaborate decorative signages, bill boards and street art have sprouted throughout the city, ensuring visitors get a feel world-class cities such as Hong Kong and Sydney when they come calling during the Games.
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC), Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) and Public Works Department (PWD) are installing street furniture on a number of roads. The beautification project will be completed by September 25.
Right from information kiosks, luxury toilet complexes, modern street art, vending kiosks, aesthetically appealing foot over-bridges, and trendy streetlights have been put up across the city.
“Street furniture has revolutionized the style and look of cities all over the world. The Games gave us a perfect opportunity to come up with a similar project in Delhi too. This will give a swanky look to the city ahead of the Commonwealth Games,” said Deep Mathur, director, press and information, the MCD.
Most of the street furniture is being installed on the roads leading to the Commonwealth Games venues and stadiums.
To ensure people do not damage the street furniture, the civic agency has used material which is scratch-free.
“The material of all the street furniture being installed for the Games has been carefully selected to ensure that no one can leave scratches on it. Also, the surface has been made in such a manner that people will not be able to stick pamphlets or posters on it,” said a senior MCD official.
The MCD has said while the street furniture being installed in the Capital is of international standards, it
has been specially adapted to suit Indian taste.
The street furniture being installed also includes signages and kiosks that will help tourists get information about the Capital.
“We have set up a number of kiosks on several roads leading to the Games venues. These air-conditioned kiosks will have lists of hotels and restaurants in Delhi, Yellow Pages, geographical and road maps of Delhi, airlines
information, and bus, Metro and rail information which will help the people coming to Delhi for the Games,” added the official.