After inauguration, Mumbai’s iconic flora fountain shut down again

The civic body had closed the Flora Fountain in 2007 and started the repair work in 2016

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The iconic Flora Fountain, which extends the architectural beauty of South Mumbai, was closed for the public once again on Monday. After it was inaugurated on January 24, 2018, by Yuva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) closed the fountain suspecting a leak in its water channel. 

The 150-year-old heritage structure was closed by the civic body in the year 2007. BMC officials informed that they discovered the decrease in water level after two days of its inauguration and the fountain will be open again only after the leakage is fixed.

The inauguration of the iconic fountain was done after the first phase of the restoration work. Earlier in 2016, the repair and renovation work for the same was initiated in two phases. In the first phase, the work focus on the beautification of the surrounding and vicinity.

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In the second phase, the focus was on the repairs of the fountain for which the contract was given to the National Trust for Art and Culture Heritage. The expenditure of the same was ₹1.5 crore. However, the question arises that after spending so much money to repair and renovate the fountain the heritage structure was shut down due to leakage.

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