Inaugural Indian F1 Grand Pix held in Buddh International Circuit in Greater Noida was a grand success. It was a defining moment in Indian motor sport and proved India has the ability to host a major sporting event. The venue had a capacity of more than 1,00,000, and there were hardly any seats empty.
After seven years of planning and controversies, the CWG event took place in October last year with a grand opening ceremony that was witnessed by millions. The star attraction of the spectacular ceremony that mesmerized the world was the Rs 50 crore helium balloon. The opening ceremony helped repair some of the damage caused by controversies in the build–up to the Games.
Delhi Metro, which started its journey in 2002, not just changed the way Delhiites commute, but also became a symbol of the city’s march into the future. Earlier this the city also got the sleeker Airport Express Metro, which connects the swanky Terminal 3 of IGI Airport to the heart of the city.
PVR Anupam in Saket was the first multiplex of the country. It was launched in June 1997 as joint venture between Priya Exhibitors Private Limited and Village Roadshow Limited. A whole new cinema-viewing experience, it was an instant hit with Delhites and can be credited with starting a multiplex revolution in the country.
Harpal Singh and Gulshanbeer Kaur of Delhi became the first proud owners of the first Maruti 800 car in 1983. The couple bought the car for Rs 47,500 and its keys were handed to them by the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi. The Maruti 800 fuelled a car revolution in the country and became a symbol of status for the Indian middle class in the 1980s.
Before 1971, buses run by the Delhi Transport Undertaking (DTU) formed the backbone of the city's public transport system. But DTU, part of the MCD, did not ensure a smooth ride. So, in 1971 DTU was incorporated and rechristened Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC). The Central government took over its assets and liabilities. It was taken over by the Delhi government in August 1996.
DDA's draw of lots which was formerly scheduled for November 5 has already been rescheduled twice, with DDA missing the latest deadline it had set for itself- November 14. They have been attributing the delay to technical glitches. (HT Photo)
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