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Delhi's 'Wonders of the World' park project was born out of 'filmy' idea: Commissioner

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The idea for the proposed 'Wonders of the World' theme park in south where sculptures made of industrial and other kinds of waste would be installed, was born thanks to a film, a top of the area's civic body Tuesday said.

The South Municipal Corporation is building the park, spread over five acres at Rajiv Gandhi Smriti Van near

"In film 'Badrinath Ki Dulhania', Kota's 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," South Municipal told reporters.

Goel earlier presented the SDMC's budget for 2019-20, and in his speech also mentioned about the park project.

"About 90 tonne of industrial and other kinds of waste would be required, which has been collected from different departments of the SDMC. It will be another great sightseeing place for people in Delhi," he said.

However, the original idea was to get the replica of the seven wonders of the world, built with "brick and mortar.

"But, the idea germinated after we saw the movie, so one can say it was a filmy idea," he said with a smile.

The seven wonders are - (Egypt), (Paris), (Italy), (the US), Christ the Redeemer (Brazil), Colossuem (Italy) and (India).

The waste-to-art project is likely to be completed by January, he said.

The seven wonders park in Rajastan's Kota is built on the banks of Kishore Sagar Lake, a popular tourist destination. However, the replicas at the park there are not made of waste.

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First Published: Tue, December 04 2018. 21:20 IST