- While the London Eye and Singapore Flyer, located in the heart of the metropolises, offer you spectacular views, the Kalindi Kunj-based Delhi Eye offers an unobstructed view of the Yamuna, a few buildings, a lot of construction work and not much else.
- The hazy sky on Monday evening did not help in spotting some of Delhi’s historic monuments, which made the spin on the giant wheel more of a joyride than a place from where you can absorb the culture and history of the city.
- However, at the inauguration of the giant wheel, Syed Salim, the managing director of Izara Entertainment Pvt. Ltd, the company that operates the wheel, said: “On a clear day, one can spot major monuments like the Qutub Minar, Red Fort, Akshardham Temple, Lotus Temple and Humayun’s Tomb, apart from a bird’s eye view of Connaught Place and Noida.”
- At 200 feet, the giant wheel is the tallest in the country. It has 36 air-conditioned cabins that can seat six people each. Soft music plays throughout the ride, which lasts 20 minutes in all. The glass bottom in the cabin offers you a view of the water park located below. The ride opened on October 2 and inaugural fee is Rs. 250 per person.
- Park manager Somesh said the ride received a good response over the weekend.
- “Some kids finished the ride and immediately went and stood in the line again. It is also becoming popular with families, as they get to spend time together in privacy.”
- The ride is located in the middle of an amusement park that offers rides mostly for kids, a 6D movie theatre, and a haunted house, apart from food courts and gaming zones.
- The Delhi Eye has been built by Vekoma Rides, a Dutch company that has built and operated rides across the world.
- Though completed by 2010, it could not be thrown open to the public because of legal issues arising due to its proximity to the Yamuna-TH