A few days back I had the opportunity of visiting Ghaziabad and on a whim went out for a drive in the night. I was however surprised note that only few people were around. Even some of the popular eating joints wore a deserted look by 9:30 p.m. It could also be that because of the extreme heat wave prevailing, now wanted to venture out doors. Aside from some heavy traffic of the main roads there were fewer cars moving around. Moreover, most of the important buildings were unlit, and it seemed as though this was the result of power shortages! Nevertheless I did take a few photographs of the older Ghaziabad area.
This is a view taken from one of the many fly-overs that have come up in Ghaziabad, and the view is of the Volga Palace, Bhaj Gopalan Banquet Hall, a well lighted building.
By ten O’ clock in the night it seemed as if it was winding up time for most of fast food joints, and even the Ice-Cream wallas seemed to have abandoned their Ice-cream carts in preparation of going off to sleep! The intersection adjacent to the Santosh Dental Hospital also bore a deserted look by 10:30 p.m. This is one of the most important intersections in the older part of Ghaziabad. In any case it seems that Ghaziabad is a city which sleeps early! Is it because of the extreme heat wave conditions, or is it the result of power failures, or is it old age wisdom that makes this important city wind up early?