India got independence in the year 1947 from the Britishers and on this year we are going to celebrate 70th independence day. We got independence after facing many difficulties and we fought years for it. India is a country with rich heritage and remarkable history. Indian civilization is one of the ancient civilizations known to the human being. During the British rule, there were a lot of advancements made in the country and that was the era of urbanization. As we all know, India has a huge number of villages and till now also, the majority of Indian population live in villages. Britishers tried to modernize the ancient cities in the country for their own benefit.
The modernization took place very slowly and it took several decades for the results to be evident. When India got independence in the year 1947, some of the cities like Bombay, Kolkata and Delhi were at the initial stage of development. After the independence, the development caught pace and the process of urbanization became rapid. There were constructions of bridges, railways and most importantly the road because there was a lack of connectivity of cities and villages. Today, we’ll look at the picture of old Indian cities and will compare them with present cities.
Let’s Take A Look At How These Famous Indian Cities Changed After Independence
1. This is how ‘Dilwalo ki Dilli’ used to look at the time of independence.
2. The old and famous Madras is now our very own Chennai.
3. This is how ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ used to be. From Bombay to Mumbai, the journey has been magnificent.
4. From the old black n white Calcutta to colorful ‘Ami Kolkata’.
5. Another famous place of Mumbai and a hugely crowded place Dadar station.
6. This is a very famous place of ‘City of lakes’ Bhopal which is known as Peer Gate.
7. Take a look at how the iconic mosque monument “Charminar” used to look before and how it looks now.
8. This is how the “Silicion Valley Of India” used to look before. You won’t believe this, but trust me M.G. road wasn’t always crowded with vehicles and people like it is now.