The Duke of Edinburgh had a rapturous welcome when he visited the mighty Bhakra and Nangal Dam in the Indian Punjab, Jan 25.
The Duke of Edinburgh had a rapturous welcome when he visited the mighty Bhakra and Nangal Dam in the Indian Punjab, Jan 25. Thousands of dam workers lined the route as he was driven by car from the Bhakra Dam site to the Nangal.
The Governor of the Punjab, Mr. Gadgil accompanied the Duke. At both dams Prince Philip inspected various aspects of the work. This great project will eventually quench the thirst of great tracts of acrid Punjab land and enable vast agricultural plans to be undertaken.
From the Nangal site back to Bhakra, a zig-zag route through the majestic mountains. Mr. Slocum, the American Adviser on the project - who is paid [QUERY]22,000 sterling a year and has six months leave each year in the USA - was introduced to the Duke of Edinburgh.
With a safety helmet on, the Duke toured the site - clambering up the surrounding hills, watching the workmen, asking questions. After his tour of inspection he was driven the 65 mile journey to Chandigarh - Punjab's new capital, designed by the French architect, La Corbusier.
A bold and imaginative town, which gives a glimpse of the India of the future. An outstanding feature of each house in the sunobreaker - it helps keep the house cool in summer but traps the warmth in winter.