New Delhi, January 4
After Waste to Wonder Park, people in Delhi will soon be able to witness replicas of famous Indian monuments, such as Konark Temple, Mysore Palace, Charminar and Victoria Memorial Hall, fashioned out of metallic waste and scrap material.
Union Minister Hardeep Singh Puri on Friday laid the foundation stone for the Bharat Darshan Park in Punjabi Bagh, which will host the replicas of various prominent cultural landmarks from across the country. The theme of the mega park would be ‘Unity in Diversity’, officials said.
SDMC Commissioner Gyanesh Bharti said the park would be developed on a six-acre plot and will host replicas of Charminar, Gateway of India, Konark Temple, Nalanda ruins, Mysore Palace, Golden Temple, Meenakshi Temple, Hawa Mahal, Hampi ruins, Victoria Memorial, Sanchi Stupa, Gol Gumbaz, Ajanta Ellora Caves and Junagarh Fort, among other sites. Through this project, the SDMC seeks to widen its ambit of ‘waste-to-wealth’ concept as epitomised in its Waste to Wonder Park in Sarai Kale Khan.
The entire project is estimated to cost around Rs 18-20 crore, the SDMC said. Waste to Wonder Park has replicas of the seven wonders of the world made from metal and other industrial scrap, and is a big tourist attraction in Delhi today.
Among other features, the Bharat Darshan Park will have landscape designs like waterfalls, fountains, ponds, amphitheatres for cultural events, a food court offering major cuisines of india, audio tours and cultural showcase and photography stalls.
Puri hoped that the SDMC would come up with more such projects, which will not only attract people but also be self-sustained. He also urged other civic agencies to follow these kind of initiatives based on waste-to-wealth concept.
Lt Governor Anil Baijal Anil and area MP Parvesh Sahib Singh Verma, Mayor Sunita, SDMC’s Standing Committee Chairman Bhupender Gupta and other senior officials of the SDMC were present on the occasion.
Baijal said the SDMC has brought a change in the image of the city by developing splendid parks like Waste to Wonder Park, Nandan Van, Jamunwala Park, Woodland Amusement Park and other beautiful parks made over gram sabha and DDA lands. — PTI