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‘Waste to wonder park’ inaugurates in Sector 48, Chandigarh

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | April 16, 2023 05:43 PM

CHANDIGARH: Take a leaf from Nek Chand’s book the Chandigarh Municipal Corporation came up a park “Waste to wonder park” in Sector 48-A. The park was inaugurated by the Mayor Anup Gupta here on Thursday. The MC seems to be master itself in creating so much beauty from the waste.

The park is spread across 1.75 acres. All structures in the park are made of industrial and other waste products such as iron sheets, rods, fans, automobile parts among others purchased from nearby motor market. The park comprises various structures such as an 18-feet-tall sculpture of modular man designed by Le Corbusier, a sculpture of an outdoor metal lighting tower, a sculpture of a stone family, robotic sculptures and much more. Even the entries, benches and bricks in the edges of plant beds are made from bricks procured from the Construction and Demolition (C&D) waste plant. A ludo set-up is also made from the C and D plant.

Residents of cooperative housing societies ellated over the remarkable start of the MC The Mayor said that it was a remarkable achievement towards sustainable development. The park would become a popular attraction in the city and encourage people to take an active interest in environmental conservation.

The Mayor said it was not only a unique attraction but also helped in creating awareness about waste management and its positive impact on the environment. Councillor Rajinder Sharma too hailed the unique park.

MC Commissioner Anindita Mitra said the park would not only help protect the environment, but also serve as a recreational space for citizens. It is an excellent example of how waste can be transformed into a beautiful space.

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