CP goes Grassy

Connaught Place is hunting for its new look and soon many visitors will get to see the ring of green grass in the inner circle. Sounds very green and refreshing.

entertainment Updated: Jul 13, 2010 01:29 IST
Mayank Austen Soofi
Mayank Austen Soofi
Hindustan Times

Is this the new look Connaught Place (CP)? The other day we were walking in the inner circle of CP, expecting to see the usual sights — dug up earth, scaffolding, barricades and labourers.

We saw all that but we also saw this green patch of land. A labourer informed that the grass was planted in mid-June. Since 2009, CP has been under major renovation being undertaken by New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC).

To impress the visitors of 2010 Commonwealth Games in Delhi, this British-built commercial district is being made to recapture its earlier grandeur. The old photographs of CP, however, do not show this grass rim but that is fine.

If the entire inner circle is ringed green, the CP experience will be richer.

Imagine: shopping, eating, walking and then lying down on the grass. Perfect.

First Published: Jul 12, 2010 16:04 IST