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Waste to Wonder Park Inaugurated in Delhi

Sheetal Dhamecha
Sheetal Dhamecha

The Waste to Wonder Park was inaugurated by Home Minister, Rajnath Singh on Thursday 21st February, near Sarai Kale Khan, New Delhi. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation has made this park by creating replicas of the Seven Wonders of the World and the replicas have been fabricated from scrap material.  

"The replicas of all seven wonders of world has been built with eco-friendly, self-sustainable material, and has its own solar and wind power generation. It is open to all and we are more than happy that the park has been constructed within six months’ time and now it is a reality in Delhi. This is will also enhance the tourist’s economy," said Rajnath Singh. Lieutenant Governor, Anil Baijal, Mahesh Girri, Lok Sabha (MP) from East Delhi seat and senior officials of SDMC were present on the occasion apart from locals. 

South Delhi Municipal Commissioner Puneet Kumar Goel, told that the park is ‘world’s first’ wherein waste products have been used to replicate the wonders. With solar panels, solar trees and a windmill, the park is self-sustainable. The entry fee would be Rs 50 for adults and Rs 25 for children in the age group of 3-12. However, children up to the age of three years and senior citizens will not be charged any fee. 

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To make the park, 150 tons of scrap, 5 artists, 7 supporting artists,70 welders and helpers , 180 days, 3 windmills of 1 KW each and 10 KW of Rooftop Solar Panels, have been used. The waste used in the seven wonders is as follows- 

  • USA’s Statue of Liberty, 7-8 tonnes

  • Brazil’s Christ the Reedmer: 4- 5 tonnes

  • Paris’s Eiffel Tower: 40 tonnes

  • India’s Taj Mahal: 30 tonnes

  • Rome’s Largest Amphitheatre Colosseum: 11 tonnes

  • Italy’s Leaning Tower of Pisa: 10.5 tonnes

  • Egypt’s Pyramid of Giza: 10-12 tonnes

"In Bollywood film 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania', Kota's Wonders of the World Park has been featured. We saw the scene and it triggered an idea. So, we sent a team to Kota to examine it, so as to replicate it," Goel told reporters back in December. 


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