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Highest Giant Wheel in Delhi - Delhi Eye
Delhi Eye - Highest Giant Wheel
The state of the art, high tech giant wheel adds another feather in the Delhi's cap from 25th Septemebr 2010. Known as Delhi eye it will will virtually take you to Delhi tour. You can see all the major locations from this giant wheel.You can see Lotus Temple, Red Fort, Qutub Minar, Iskon Temple, Akshardham Temple, Humayun Tomb while enjoying the ride in the wheel. It gives a captivating and panoramic view of Delhi which is truly enthralling
NEW DELHI: For those who want to visit some of the capital's popular tourist attractions but are discouraged by heavy traffic, and hot and humid weather, here's one way of capturing a panoramic view of the city from one spot.
Features of Delhi Eye
Built on the lines of the London Eye and Singapore Flyer, this 45-m high giant wheel called Delhi Eye is housed in an amusement park in Kalindi Kunj and is all set to roll from September 25. As tall as a 15-storey building, the state of the art wheel promises a snapshot of monuments located as far as Qutub Minar and Red Fort to Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Humayun's Tomb apart from a bird's-eye view of Connaught Place all in a matter of 20 minutes. For a ride in one of the wheel's 36 airconditioned cabins you will have to shell out about Rs 300. "The luxurious cabins of the wheel are centrally airconditioned and are fitted with LCD screens. All the city's major landmarks can be seen from top. You can sit back and relax as the wheel virtually takes you on a Delhi tour,'' said Imran Ali Khan, promoter of the project. The strategic location of Delhi Eye makes it attractive for residents of Noida, Faridabad and Ghaziabad too. Each of the 36 airconditioned capsules can hold eight people which takes the total capacity of the wheel to 288. One complete rotation of the wheel takes approximately 20 minutes. "The wheel is equipped with an operating system which allows any passenger to press the `help' button if he feels scared at any point of time,'' said Khan. The height of Delhi Eye is 45 meters and it is located in Amuse park in Kalindi Kunj which is spread over 3.61 acres of land. "It has an exciting range of rides for enthusiasts. Apart from the giant Delhi Eye, other rides include Parachute Tower, Ranger, Striking Cars and Frizbee,'' added Khan. "The amusement park offers a wholesome experience as it also has a water park. There are 12 slides, each of varying height. The park will definitely make a splash of enjoyment in everyone's life,'' he added. The best part of Delhi Eye is that it not yet another giant wheel. Delhi eye boasts of 36 airconditioned cabins. The cabins will give you full luxury with comfortable seats, LCD screens, help buttons. You can press the button whenever you feel scary. Each cabin has a capacity of 8 people, hence 288 people can take a ride at one time The giant wheel has been built by a European company and has been installed with all safety equipment. "We have carried out safety tests and the wheel is internationally certified. A power backup, along with a manual brake system, makes it risk-free. Two hours before each ride, we check the wheel for safety,'' said wheel inspector Patrick Peck. Delhi eye is built by an European company and is equiped with all the safety devices.
Amusement Park Kalindikunj The strategic location of amusement park at Kalindi Kunj will make it acccessible to people from Delhi, Ghaziabad, Faridabad and Gurgaon. The tourists will have another spot to visit in Delhi. The giant wheel has been set up at an Amusement Park in Kalindi Kunj locality on the banks of Yamuna along the Delhi-Noida border. The ‘Delhi Eye’ will see its inauguration on September 27 by Bollwood’s King Khan, Shah Rukh and Malaika Arora Khan. The wheel stands tall at about 5 metres above the ground, with a 50 metre diameter. There are 36 air-conditioned viewer cabins that provide a snapshot of various landmarks such as Connaught Place, Nehru Place, and Lotus Temple. Tahir Rana, Director, Delhi Ride said Noida too will be visible to the riders. He projects the ride as their USP to attract curious travelers. He also elaborated on the other attractions provided at the amusement cum Water Park. He hoped the 12 levels of slides will add to the entertainment quotient and the giant wheel ride. Rana added that the entry fees are comparatively low as it costs just Rs. 100 on weekdays and Rs. 150 on weekends. The Park also boasts of a Kid Zone, where the entry fee is kept at just Rs. 25 for all the activities in the zone. Spread across about 3.6 hectares, the land was given on lease by the UP Irrigation Department.