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Museum on city’s water distribution system soon

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation is constructing an auditorium-cum-museum to showcase the water supply system in the city,through models and pictures.

Written by Sharvari Patwa | Mumbai | May 5, 2010 11:23:26 pm

The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) is constructing an auditorium-cum-museum to showcase the water supply system in the city,through models and pictures.

Besides the auditorium,a Japanese theme garden is being constructed at Panjrapur,around 60 kms from Mumbai. Panjrapur is an important node of the water supply system in the city.

The Japanese theme garden and the museum are being constructed at a cost of Rs 7.41 crore,according to civic offcials.

The theme garden will be turned into a picnic spot,said civic officials.

The garden will have a pagoda and fountains. Both auditorium and garden are expected to be ready in about two months,said deputy hydraulic engineer Nandkumar Patil,Pise-Panjrapur.

The Japanese theme garden will also have an amphitheatre which can be used by schoolchildren.

“We had children in mind while making the garden and the museum,but now we think that there will be others also who might be interested in viewing such models,” said Patil.

The water supply system of the city is vast and old,and we want the public to see and understand how our water system works,said a civic official.

The museum will also display the history of the water department of Mumbai,will have rare photographs and informative slides.

There will be functional models in smaller sizes that will depict the whole process of the water distribution,said a BMC official.

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