Usually when the wheels of an aircraft touch the ground I heave a sigh of relief. It feels like the chances of any mishap are almost over now. No, I am not an anxious flyer, I actually quite enjoy flying. But we took this flight one day after the Mangalore air crash. And I too was a little bit anxious, only after the aircraft started to taxi at a slow speed that I felt more secure.
But then anxious or not I do keep clicking away almost all the time. I am wondering what is the water body in the picture? We were still a bit away from th airport thought aircraft clearly had began its descent. Is it the Yamuna river in the picture?
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Wow the road is replaced by Nullah…
It might be Yamuna Canal or Najafgarh Nullah (Surprisingly this nullah was once a small river originating from Delhi itself till Brits while constructing New Delhi landfilled that source and now the place is called Najafgarh)
Enough of information…hopefully your flight was good and Pilot was not
Lauchpad McCrash 😛
Hmm, Looking at this post I got an idea. I’ve taken some photos of rivers from 35000 feet.. Let me also publish them and ask readers to identify the rivers…
wonder what it is, but whatever it is, it looks good from this distance… am sure it will not look so good up close….
Tarun, no I lived to tell the tale 😀 And thanks for the information.
Shrinidhi that would be fun.
Anu I quite agree, from a distance things usually look more beautiful.
I don’t know which river is this but its looking so beautiful. Its like green grass surrounded by big green trees which are looking like border.
Who could blame you, have a nice weekend.
Wow! The river in the pic looks so good. Is there any other meandering water body in Delhi apart from the Yamuna? 20,000 leagues above…the river looks real nice!
Nomad explained it well says it is Agra canal that branches off Yamuna. And thank you for your kind words.
This is the Agra Canal which branches off from the Yamuna at Kalindi Kunj (Okhla Barrage). The apartments in the background are the ones located along the Noida – G. Noida Expressway and the village in the foreground is most likely Madanpur Khadar.
Amazing reply Nomad. Thank you but how do you know?
My mistake, it is not the Agra Canal but the Najafgarh Drain. I realized only when I saw the Metro Stations in the background. The flats are Dwarka Sec 19 and the village is Qutub Vihar. The same can be seen in this satellite shot http://bit.ly/ae9MKA