Be it the historic monuments, the famous paranthewaligali, busy traffic, dangerous levels of pollution, Delhi has always been popular and managed to hog limelight. This time it is again in news for its “Waste to Wonder” park all set for inauguration. Once you enter this Delhi Theme Park – Delhi City Tour you will surely be mesmerized by replicas of the famous monuments of the world. The uniqueness of these masterpiece lies in the fact that these are made from waste and scrap items like waste auto parts, scrap metal etc.
How did the park come into being?
As to the concept of building the park, South Delhi Municipal Commissioner, Dr. PuneetGoyal said that he came to know about the Seven Wonders park of Kota in Rajasthan while watching the movie “BadrinathkiDulhaniya”. It was then that the idea cropped and he thought of building Waste To Wonder Park in Delhi. Initially it was thought that the replicas would be made with bricks but later on the idea of using scrap and waste material was finalized.
To bring such a huge project to life needs lots of skilled hands. To make this concept alive five artists took help of seven assistant artists and 50 labourers from different places in the country. About 80 tonnes of waste was used and it took nearly six months to create this seven wonders park in delhi. Since scrap metal was used in making the replicas, it was necessary to apply anti-rust enamel to prevent from getting rusted and destroyed. Beside each replica there would be stone plinth displaying information about both duplicate as well as original of wonder.
Let us have a look at the famous monuments in the ‘Waste To Wonder’ park:
- Statue of Liberty of USA:
A Delhi based artist Zakir has been the man behind creating the 35 feet replica of the Statue of Liberty. Nearly seven to eight tonnes of waste were used during the process. Metal railings, angles and old pipes have been used to make pedestal and give the look of bricks while circular rings seen on it is made by using car rims. The left hand has a tablet which is made from metal sheets and MCD bench. The torch that the lady holds has been made by breaking up old bike and its chain. Hair is made with the help of chain of cycles.
- Eiffel Tower of Paris:
Around 40 tonnes of automobile waste was used in creating this masterpiece from Paris in France. If you look at it closely, clutch plates or C channels and angles or petrol tanks, all these has been put together artistically. The three floors of the replica were created separately and then brought together. Artist SandipPisalkar from Vadodara gets credit for building this replica which is the true copy of the original monument.
- TajMahal of India:
It took around five and a half months and 24 labourers to build the replica of the masterpiece. Approximately 30 tonnes of waste was used and it is made with the help of 1600 cycle rings, park benches, angles, truck springs, electric pole pipes. The domes have been built by using 2 inch pipes. Designs have been carved with the help of truck sheets and benches have been used in making window and door frame.
- Colosseum of Rome:
The 16’ 6” replica has been made with the help of metal railings, bench, scrap material and automobile spare parts. Moreover, arches have been made with the help of 410 car wheels.
- Leaning Tower of Pisa:
Artist Ram Kumar from Tamil Nadu used around 10.5 tonnes of waste to make this 39 feet replica at an angle of 60-80 degree. The 211 arches have been beautifully crafted with the help of cycle rim while metal sheets have been used to give diamond designs in between arches while pillars have been made with pipes.
- Pyramid of Egypt:
This replica has been made using 10,800 feet scrap angles with weight of around 10-12 tonnes. This 110 layer replica is made by PatraPijushPatra from Vadodara.
- Christ the Redeemer of Brazil:
The pedestal of the statue has been made from square pipes from benches; lower part of the dress of the statue has been made by using electric pole. Hand details have been made with the help of engine parts while hair has been made by motorbike chains. This structure has been made by Shubham from Vadodara in almost five months.
This project took around 7.5 crore rupees to get going. SDMC has planned to charge Seven Wonders Park Ticket Price of Rs. 50 from adults and Rs. 25 from children between age group of 3-12 years. Children below three years and senior citizens can visit the park for free. The park will soon open for the public. So what are you waiting for? Go and visit the seven wonders park soon.