MCD sets December deadline to complete work to transform waste into art at Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Park


The Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) has set a deadline in December to complete the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Park at Shaheedi Park in ITO and dedicate it to the people of Delhi on Republic Day next year.

Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav Park is being constructed by MCD at a cost of Rs 16.5 crore and will span 4.5 acres to commemorate the 75th anniversary of India’s independence.

A senior MCD official said the park, located next to Firoz Shah Kotla, will become an iconic recreational space telling of India’s glorious past through reliefs, figures and sculptures from a notable period of the history and culture of India and respective heroes. time. The period presented will extend from the conception of India to modern times.

“It is a vibrant tribute to the heroes of our struggle for freedom as well as to those who have made India a prominent place in the concert of nations. This park will be another remarkable testament to Waste to Art and is constructed using scrap metal like old vehicles, utility poles, pipes, angle irons,” the MCD official said.

Ten series of replicas will be installed in the park. The replicas will be themed on India’s golden period, the struggle against foreign invaders, the great Maratha and Sikh empires, the freedom struggle of 1857, Jan Andolan, cultural and social awareness, the struggle for freedom, the Swadeshi and Satyagraha Movement, and Indian Independence, Integration of Princely States and the Constitution

Apart from the replica sets, the park will also include three galleries based on various themes of India’s glorious culture and heritage, value and scientific achievements, he said.

It will have souvenir shops and a food court and will have ample parking for vehicles. A 140 kilowatt solar panel will also be installed in the park to meet its energy needs. Various types of trees and shrubs will be planted in the park to add to its beauty, the official added.


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