Visitors to Kalam Park enjoy musical walk

ST Correspondent
Wednesday, 5 July 2017

Pimpri: The residents of Sant Tukaram Nagar, who visit the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Park for a walk are pleased to hear melodious music being played there as the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has installed 58 musical bollards along the walkway of this 1.5-acre garden.  
This is the first-of-its-kind project installed by the PCMC at a cost of Rs 20 lakh.

Pimpri: The residents of Sant Tukaram Nagar, who visit the Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Park for a walk are pleased to hear melodious music being played there as the Pimpri-Chinchwad Municipal Corporation (PCMC) has installed 58 musical bollards along the walkway of this 1.5-acre garden.  
This is the first-of-its-kind project installed by the PCMC at a cost of Rs 20 lakh.

The PCMC Garden Department plans to play devotional music during morning and evening hours when most citizens visit the park. These bollards have been made from aluminum casting material, said Civic Deputy Engineer Madhav Sonavane. 

The PCMC had undertaken similar initiatives in the past in other parks across the city, which were abandoned later. Due to lack of maintenance, most of these initiatives could not take off. Hence, money spent on them has been wasted. The musical bollard is the first such initiative.

Other failed initiatives included musical fountains and artificial waterfalls. Sound systems playing bird calls at the Durgadevi Tekdi gardens have not been functioning. Other such projects at the Sant Tukaram garden, Sant Dnyaneshwar Garden, Shriram Garden, BD Killedar Garden, Astitwa Mall at Nigdi, a picnic centre in Bhosari have been abandoned due to  lack of maintenance.

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