Since its inception in 2014, Prime Minister Modi’s most famous initiative, ‘Swaccha Bharat Abhiyaan,’ has augmented its extension to cover issues like air pollution, plastic ban, waste management, manual scavenging, etc.
Industrial waste has been causing enough damage to the environment for the past many years and Delhi seems to have put that garbage to great use. They’ve converted some into the replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World. What would be better than that?
The scenic beauty of this ‘waste to wonderland,’ was thrown open for the public on January 20, 2019, located near Sarai Kale Khan Interstate Bus Terminus. This amusement park has been opened by the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) which has models of the Seven Wonders of the World made from industrial and other kinds of waste. The park was inaugurated by Home Minister, Rajnath Singh at the Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van. The team comprised of 5 artists, 7 supporting artists and as many as 70 welders in finishing this theme park. It was conceived as an idea from a similar park in the city of Kota, Rajasthan, according to Dr Puneet Kumar Goel, Commissioner, SDMC.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation gathered 150 tons of scrap, which incorporates squander car parts, metal waste like bars, iron sheets, fans, bike, nut-fasteners and bicycle parts, alongside mechanical waste for having the capacity to manufacture the imitations. For washrooms, old transportation holders were utilized. The replicas are - Taj Mahal (20 ft), the Great Pyramid of Giza (18 ft), Eiffel Tower (60 ft), Leaning Tower of Pisa (25 ft), Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer (25 ft), Rome's Colosseum (15 ft) and New York's Statute of Liberty (30 ft), SDMC officials said.id.
“Apart from these replicas, there will be a 200 metre jungle walk and a centre to showcase various projects of the horticulture department. We have developed a green area around these seven monuments, each with different themes,” said the SDMC official. The entry for senior subjects over 65 years and of children underneath three years old is free. The grown-up section expense is Rs. 50 while for children somewhere in the range of 3 and 12 years old, the expense is Rs 25.
The waste transformed into aesthetic masterpieces change into stunning establishments at night, when each of these replicas are lit up. Apart from soaking in the beauty of these world-renowned monuments, authorities hope that the visitors also absorb the message that the park imbibes – "We must recycle waste and embrace renewable energy for a sustainable and environment-friendly future."