The South Delhi municipal corporation (SDMC) has opened the Wonders of World Park at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van. The park was inaugurated on 20th January and has attracted many art lovers since then.
Puneet Goel, the civic body commissioner, visited the site prior to its opening for monitoring the progress of the waste-to-art project. A senior official at SDMC said, “We have already installed these structures and now work for giving finishing look is going on. Besides, the horticulture department is carrying work for landscaping, solar panels and constructing pathways. Once these jobs are done, we will focus on installing beautiful lights all over the place, especially around these replicas”.
The height of each replica is a minimum of 10 meters and there are stone plinths with each of them for providing information regarding the wonders of the world. There is also a selfie area for people to click pictures with these structures. The idea for developing the park has come from a similar park situated in Kota, Rajasthan.
Apart from the replicas, there is also a 200 meter jungle walk as well as a centre for showcasing several projects of the department of horticulture. A green area has been developed around the monuments and each of these has a different theme. A minimum entry fee is being charged which will be used to maintain the park and for its regular upkeep. Eating joins, kids’ playing area and public conveyance will also be developed for the convenience of the public.
For popularizing the park and getting a heavy footfall, the SDMC is planning on pursuing the Delhi Tourism Department for listing the place in the tourist circuit of their department.