Using scrap: SDMC creates seven wonders of the world
New Delhi: South Delhi Municipal Corporation has created an enclave of wonder in a park developed near Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro Station, Sarai Kale Khan; this depicts world's seven wonders in the form of similar replicas made with a huge quantity of scrap and waste stored in SDMC.
This is the first ever park in the world presenting, at one place, all seven wonders built in the earlier centuries in different countries that too in a systematic manner in an aesthetic atmosphere. The different sized tall replicas of the Taj Mahal (20 ft), the Great Pyramid of Giza (18 ft), the Eiffel Tower (60 ft), the Leaning Tower of Pisa (25ft), Rio de Janeiro's Christ the Redeemer statue (25 ft), Rome's Colosseum (15 ft), and New York's Statute of Liberty (30 ft), are going to take the visitors to the rich past dominated by the marvelous art of creating wonders.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh, on the occasion, lauded the effort of SDMC saying that the development of this park will provide a boost to the 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. He said that it is time to move forward towards waste to wealth. "The SDMC has not only utilised waste piled up at landfill sites but has contributed substantially in containing air pollution," he said.
Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal said that this park is itself a wonder. He appreciated the development of waste to wonder park and underlined the need for putting in place a proper mechanism of maintenance.
A senior SDMC official said that the seven replicas are made of 150 tonnes of scraps of automobile parts and other metal waste like fans, rods, iron sheets, nut- bolts, bicycle and bike parts and age-old appliances. "The replicas have been fabricated artistically and the park has been commissioned in six months," he said.
In order to light the park, the SDMC has installed solar trees and rooftop panels that will generate 50 KW powers. The surplus power will be sold to the power distribution companies to earn revenue, the official said.
Highlighting the steps taken to manage solid waste, SDMC Commissioner Dr Puneet Kumar Goel said that the SDMC will achieve 100 per cent target of waste processing in the next year.