Delhi’s tallest fountain makes quite a splash, outside Le Meridian
The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has opened city’s s tallest fountain in the heart of the capital on Friday. Constructed in the middle of 1.75-acre Windsor Place roundabout opposite Hotel Le Meridian, the fountain is 75-foot high, said an NDMC official. “The facility has been developed on the advice of the Delhi Urban Art Commission (DUAC). Though officially its height is 75 feet but it can go up to 90 feet,” a senior NDMC official said, adding that 20 % of the land of the roundabout is used to develop the fountain.
There are six other fountains as well, each measuring 45 feet in height, constructed around the area.
“To make the place look more attractive, we are developing the landscape with colorful flowering plants, benches, up lighters for trees and pebbles stones. And soon, colourful RGB LEDS will illuminate the fountain in the evening and give it pleasant aesthetic,” NDMC chairperson Naresh Kumar said.
“We have imported RGB LEDs and as soon as we get the lot supplied, installation process will start. While these lights can function automatically, we will also, have the option of fixing timers,” said Kumar.
The official added that the place has already started getting heavy footfall, especially in the evenings when the weather is pleasant. “In fact, the fountain has already become selfie point for visitors,” said NDMC Official.