Garden Photo for representation
In the next six months, the Mumbaikars will see Seven Wonders of the World at a single spot. Installation work of replicas of the seven wonders is underway at Joseph Baptist garden in South Mumbai’s Mazgaon area. The garden is one of the biggest and oldest in the city.
Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation’s (BMC) Garden Cell which is developing it said, that it will be ready in the next six months. “We have already installed one replica and the remaining will be done in next six months,” said a senior official from Garden Cell.
He added that the replica installed is covered and will be opened only after replicas for all seven wonders have been installed. “The work started a fortnight ago and a lot of work is remaining,” said the official.
The Joseph Baptist garden is one of the biggest BMC gardens with an area of 5,44,000 sq feet. It is a popular hangout place among youngsters, and provides a bird’s eye view of South Mumbai.
The replicas of the seven wonders — the Statue of Christ in Brazil, Leaning Tower of Pisa in Italy, the Statue of Liberty in the US, Colosseum in Italy, Eiffel Tower of France, Chinchen Itza Pyramid of Mexico and India’s Taj Mahal – loks forward to attract more visitors.
“The cost of development is estimated at Rs 2.6 crore, and it will take around six months for the garden to be ready,” said the official. He added that the garden already attracts visitors due to its hilltop and peaceful location. The development will certainly add to the increase in footfall,” said the official.
The project is said to be former corporator Yamini Jadhav’s brainchild. Jadhav’s husband Yashwant Jadhav is the Leader of the House and a sitting corporator.