While Delhi is struggling with water crisis and everybody is struggling to save water, the largest fountain in NCR will soon be built beneath the lawn of the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) flyover in Delhi. The fountain will be 90 meters in circumference.
To highlight the flow of water, the fountain will be equipped with a single colour LED lights. The cascading fountain will be set up around the giant steel sprouts at the lawn beneath the flyover. It will also use 30,000 to 50,000 litres of water to circulate per minute!
According to the New Indian Express, the fountain will also have a water treatment plant to improve the quality of wastewater, so that it can be reused or released safely.
New Indian Express
“The design has been prepared to keep in mind the aesthetics of the site to ensure vibrancy and liveliness round the clock. A huge fountain is being developed in a way that will give cascading effect and enhance the look of the sprouts,” the report quoted a senior New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) official as saying.
NDMC has been given the responsibility to redevelop the site. The work on the project started in May this year and is expected to finish by the end of the year. The NDMC has also planned to bring in changes at the site by adding ornamental flowers, shrubs and decorative illumination.
India is dealing with the water crisis situation with majority of its areas reeling under drought-like situations. According to a NITI Aayog report, Delhi is among 21 major cities that will run out of groundwater by 2020.
Amidst this crisis, this fountain doesn’t look like a good idea!