Revamp of Lumbini Park Laserium Hits Roadblock

Published: 27th October 2015 05:22 AM  |   Last Updated: 27th October 2015 05:22 AM   |  A+A-

HYDERABAD: Proposed plans to revamp laser show at Lumbini Park with new look by the Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) has hit a roadblock.

Not a single agency had bid for the project leaving HMDA jittery as revamping of the Laserium has been pending for more than three  to four years. HMDA has been inviting bids at regular intervals but the response is lukewarm due to rigid conditions. 

HMDA officials told Express that the bids would be recalled by relaxing certain conditions such as business turnover.

HMDA had set up the Laserium with musical fountains in about 2.5 acres at Lumbini Park way back in 2004. Presently, the Laserium has lost its sheen among the visitors as HMDA failed to revamp the outdated system.

The laserium gallery accommodates 1,950 visitors and runs a 45-minute show every day on history of Hyderabad using laser, animation, film and water jet fountains synchronised with music. The entire equipment was set up by HMDA, while maintenance and running of the shows were outsourced.

HMDA has decided to go in for an overhaul of the facility and equip it with state-of-the-art technology by inviting bids for installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the multi- media laser show on turnkey basis for five years. Apart from new show themes, certain new concepts will be developed on subjects such as the history and culture of Hyderabad.

By using the latest software, the multimedia show will be synchronised with musical fountains to create a impressive display of laser effects and graphic animation. Proposed laser show will have state-of-the-art laser equipment, video projector, aquawater screens, moving head  projectors, fan fog machines, sound systems, show control and musical foundations etc.

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