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Envisioning Sustainable Development through Waste Upcycling

Delhi’s newest attraction, Waste to Wonder Park, boasts replicas of the world’s iconic seven wonders, ingeniously crafted from industrial and other discarded materials. Situated near Nizammudin Metro Station, this unique theme park sets itself apart globally.

Surprisingly, the inspiration for Waste to Wonder Park originated from Kota’s Seven Wonders Park, gaining prominence after its appearance in the Bollywood movie “Badrinath ki Dulhania.” Today, the park attracts joggers and walkers alike. The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has ingeniously utilized wind and solar energy to illuminate the park, creating a breathtaking spectacle at sunset and nightfall.

A visit to Waste to Wonder Park is essential to grasp the surreal beauty that can be created from scrap materials. Exciting plans are in the works, including the introduction of a ‘light & sound’ show. Additionally, the SDMC is considering permitting pre-wedding and film shoots within the captivating backdrop of Waste to Wonder Park.

The park revolves around the innovative concept of ‘Waste-to-Wealth,’ where replicas of the world’s Seven Wonders, including the Taj Mahal, Great Pyramid of Giza, Colosseum, Rio Redeemer, Statue of Liberty, Eiffel Tower, and Leaning Tower of Pisa, have been meticulously crafted from waste and scrap materials. Waste to Wonder Park stands out as the world’s first park showcasing all seven wonders, built in different countries during earlier centuries, harmoniously presented in a systematic and aesthetically pleasing atmosphere.

In a candid interaction with The Interview World, Dr. Alok Singh, Director in Chief (Horticulture), Municipal Corporation of Delhi underscores how his organization is launching a Dinosaur theme park in the second phase of Waste to Wonder Park. Here are the key excerpts from his interview.

Q: Could you shed light on the overarching vision of creating Waste to Wonder Park?

A: The Waste to Wonder Park plays a crucial role in the “Scrap to Sculpture” initiative, motivating artists and sculptors to contribute to a more intelligent recycling ecosystem with their creative prowess. This program actively supports UN Sustainable Development Goal 11, emphasizing the development of sustainable cities and communities.

In addition to that, our efforts are in harmony with the vision and goals of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, aligning with the broader objective of supporting “Skill India” through opportunities for skill development. By upcycling over a thousand tons of waste into art, we not only contribute to environmental sustainability but also enhance the aesthetic appeal of public spaces, creating scenic and green areas for the community.

Q: Tell us about the upcoming park based on the Dinosaur theme.

A: During the second phase of the Waste to Wonder Park project, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi aims to extend the innovative ‘Waste-to-Wealth’ concept. This phase involves the creation of a captivating park centered around the fascinating Dinosaur theme, making it an enticing destination, especially for children.

The proposed Dinosaur theme park is set to feature 15 dynamic and stationary dinosaur structures meticulously crafted from around 250 tonnes of upcycled scrap material. Spanning across 3.5 acres of land, the park promises to be an immersive experience for visitors, offering a unique blend of entertainment and environmental consciousness.

The construction of this remarkable Dinosaur theme park is estimated to cost approximately Rs. 11 crore. This investment reflects not only the financial commitment but also the dedication to transforming waste materials into an engaging and educational recreational space for the community.

Q: What kind of dinosaurs will be installed in the park?

A: In this innovative theme park, we plan to introduce 44 lifelike dinosaurs representing 15 distinct categories, including Coelophysis, Brontosaurus, Velociraptor, Tsintausaurus, Deinosuchus, Deinonychus, Rajasaurus, Prenocephale, Ankylosaurus, Triceratops, Amargasaurus, Spinosaurus, Tyrannosaurus, Diplodocus, and Stegosaurus. The tallest statue among the dinosaurs has an incredible height of 65 feet. This groundbreaking park is set to be the first of its kind in the country, featuring interactive dinosaurs seamlessly integrated with cutting-edge sound sensors.

These dinosaurs, varying in size and species, will captivate visitors with their realistic movements and appearances. The incorporation of advanced sound sensors is a key element, enhancing the interactive experience for both viewers and visitors alike. Furthermore, these sensors play a pivotal role in creating an engaging atmosphere, allowing the dinosaurs to respond dynamically to their surroundings.

As visitors explore the park, they will not only witness the majestic presence of these prehistoric creatures but also enjoy an immersive experience as the dinosaurs react to external stimuli through the responsive sound sensors. This innovative approach ensures a unique and educational adventure for everyone, making this theme park a must-visit destination for enthusiasts of all ages.

Q: What will be the key attractions of this theme park?

A: The park will display enhanced features with ornamental lighting and pleasing ambient sounds. The landscape will be meticulously designed, incorporating a variety of greenery such as trees, shrubs, grass, and ornamental plants. Visitors will also find convenient seating arrangements, well-connected walkways leading to all sculptures, charming garden huts, and a designated food court area within the park.

Dinosaur Theme Park – A Marvel of Waste Upcycling
Dinosaur Theme Park – A Marvel of Waste Upcycling
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