Anticipating implementation of model code of conduct for the forthcoming General Elections 2019 within two-three days, Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Union Minister for Transport, Shipping and Ganga Rejuvenation, Nitin Gadkari, today went on a spree to finish the pending ground breaking ceremonies of various city projects in a whirlwind fashion, the projects worth approximately Rs 1400 crores.
In a span of seven-eight hours, both the stalwarts attended seven programmes across the city right from ground breaking ceremonies of Indian institute of Management in Mihan, Institute of Driving Training and Research at Gondhani, Integrated Modal Station near Ajni Railway Station under Bharat Mala series worth Rs 1288.89 crores and opened a new building
of Police Station in Bajaj Nagar in West city area besides a couple of newly laid opening in central part of city.
As part of beautification of Futala Lake in Western part of city, the authorities have planned the visitors will be greeted with a multimedia show on the history of Nagpur and signature tune for the water body composed by AR Rahman, the Oscar winning music director for
Slumdog Millionaire. Nagpur Metro Region Development Authority (NMRDA) will implement the projects that will come up at a cost of Rs 63.9 crore. The basic multimedia show at Futala will start with 5-6 minutes of signature tune composed by AR Rahman, followed by a multimedia show on the rich heritage of Nagpur (10-12 minutes) by creative director Asha Kelunni aka Revathy, noted wildlife photographer and technical director Y Alphonse Roy, Padma Shri Gulzar and sound director Padma Shri Resul Pookutty.
Fountains comprising flames and mist, designed and patented products of Crystal Group of France, synchronized with light and songs of Hindi, Marathi and English movies will be an added attraction. The light and music shows will operate on theme basis like national songs
during Independence Day/ Republic Day or festival related songs during Holi, Navratri, Diwali etc for 15 minutes and end with motivational songs like Jai Ho…, the officer explained. At Ambazari garden, a multimedia sound and light show costing Rs13.15 crore was being