- The mini falls will be developed with small and big lakes around the garden
- Horticulture Department is in talks with landscape artistes, engineers
- The project is expected to be ready by the year end
Soon, Bengalureans may not need to head to Canada to soak in the beauty of gigantic Niagara Falls. For, a mini Niagara Falls replica is coming up right in the heart of the city at Lalbagh Botanical Gardens. Yes, you read it right. The Department of Horticulture will recreate the world's biggest waterfall from the existing big and small lakes in the Lalbagh garden.
Niagara Falls in Ontario, Canada is known for its cascading falls that overlook the Horseshoe Falls.
The officials are planning to build a water-like structure around the small lake which is surrounded by a quarry. More rocks will be attached to it to make it look like an inclined structure from where water will be pumped down using 240 hp pumps from big lakes to make it give it a Niagara-like cascading effect. Water will plunge in a continuous rotation, it is said. To enhance the beauty of the falls, it will be illuminated with colourful lights.
The department officials are in talks with artificial waterfall experts, engineers and landscape architects to complete the look. A blue print is said to be ready within a week and the department of Public Works is expected to take up the project. This will not only attract more tourists to the garden but it will also help keep the temperature cooler in and around the park, say department officials.
When completed, Mini Niagara-like Falls will enhance the beauty of Lalbagh Botanical Gardens, Bengaluru’s precious lung space. In fact, the project was conceptualised two years ago but was delayed due to various technical glitches. However, work will be taken up soon at a cost of Rs 2.7 crore, reports Prajavani.
Last Updated 31, Mar 2018, 6:45 PM IST