Mumbai To Get A Unique Installation As An Ode To India's Democracy

The idea was conceptualized by Uddhav Thackeray to honour India's democracy.

Mumbai To Get A Unique Installation As An Ode To India's Democracy

Mumbai could soon get a "Democracy Square" with a "Kinetic Structure" installation at a traffic island near south Mumbai's Azad Maidan off MG Road, reported the Hindustan Times. The project reportedly looks to represent the Indian democracy and will be undertaken by the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation's (BMC) Panning Department. 

According to the account, the installation's cost is estimated to be nearly INR 50,000 in accordance with the tender document. Moreover, the funds will be attained from Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray's local area development funds. 

A senior civic official was quoted in the narrative elaborating on how the idea was conceptualized by Thackeray to honour India's democracy. The official added that they look to curate a structure that can accurately capture this essence wherein citizens can spend time with their loved ones. 

The official elucidated that Thackeray wanted an ingenious concept and not another statue or mural installation. He added that many structures across the world were researched following which they designed their own. 

The structure will reportedly move with the wind, with each part moving separately owing to the structure's nature and build. In addition to this, the official also said that the installation's final design is yet to be made. 

Based on the report, last month, the civic body floated tenders for a consultant to conceptualize, design and install the structure. It is anticipated that the structure will be 5 meters tall. The civic authority is likely to landscape the vicinity to make a viewing deck with an adequate seating arrangement.

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