|August 26, 2010||Posted by Britul under Nostalgia, Places|
Every city has got its own beauty, glory, and lifestyle. kolkata is one among the oldest cities of India and has a very glorious past. With passage of time everything changes. But in case of kolkata that seems to be not true. It seems that, at kolkata, time has come to a standstill. I was…
|July 21, 2010||Posted by Britul under Nostalgia, Places|
I have only once been to Delhi. It was during the month of April’09. I went home on the occasion of “Bohag Bihu”. After bihu, we went to Kolkata and from there to Delhi. Here “we” means me, my elder bro(dada), and our parents. This was for the first time I went to Delhi. The…
We were at Delhi for three days. Right from the point when we dropped at NEW Delhi Railway station I felt lot of things about the city. The first thing was that the city seems to be a mixture of old history and modern makeover. It was the capital of India, during the days of mughal emperor; so obviously, it would be having a glorious history. Plus it’s the capital o today’s India. So definitely, what I said above was quite obvious.
During the three days stay at delhi we visited Tajmahal, Qtuab Minar, Agra Fort, Red Fort and Sikandra Fort.
Apart from visiting the historic places we drove around at various streets of Delhi. This was just to enjoy the modern delhi.
After three days stay at delhi, visiting of various historic places and also taking a taste of modern lifestyle of the city, I can just say that delhi has succeeded in preserving the old heritage along with adopting with the changes those tend to come with time.
Another most important thing is the greenery and environment friendliness of the city. I have spent one and a half year at Kolkata and is one among the four major metros of India. But I was shocked to see the lack of awareness among the mass regarding the environmental issues. I was surprised to see the large number of autu-rickshaws plying on the streets and using adulterated fuel. While walking on the streets, whenever an auto passes by, the dense smoke coming out of the exhaust almost freezes the sight. These merely prove the quality of fuel used. Gone are the autos, let’s consider city buses and taxis. Same is the case here i.e. dense smoke from the exhaust. Definitely, all the petrol pumps at Kolkata are not selling adulterated fuel. But still it is obvious that almost all public transport vehicles
use adulterated fuel. Obviously, fuel is purchased from the pumps and then is made adulterated. To feed such a huge lot of public transport vehicles, there must be some underground chain of traders who trade in this field. I won’t believe if any one says that, the city administration is unaware of all these. Everyone knows about all these but no one is taking any action. Again when the city administration enforced LPG as the “must be” fuel for the auto-rickshaws, there was agitation against the administration in forms of “Darna” “procession” “road block” “Kolkata bandh” etc by the associations. I was among the worst sufferers of these. This reflects the helplessness of the administration.
But this case is exactly the reverse in delhi. CNG/LNG/LPG were brought to public transport consumers long back. Tree plantation and other activities are also running very healthily. To nullify population explosion and over-crowdedness, the city is being expanded peripherally. Satellite cities were developed and the process is still running. In addition to all these, the city has preserved its ancient glory with due care and respect.
Our travel to delhi ended in just three days. But its memories are everlasting. In future, definitely at sometime I would go to delhi. I hope, the city will continue its growth in all forms and continue to become a pride of the nation.