HYDERABAD: The laserium at Lumbini Park would be revamped soon with a new look and new shows. The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA) which set up the Laserium with musical fountains in about 2.5 acres way back in 2004, has decided to go in for an overhaul of the facility and equip it with the state-of-the-art technology by inviting bids for installation, commissioning, operation and maintenance of the multimedia Laser Show at Lumbini Park on turnkey basis for five years.
The project was delayed by more than three years. HMDA had invited bids for the project three times earlier but the response from the bidders was lukewarm as certain conditions put by HMDA were rigid in nature forcing the bidders to stay from bidding the project. HMDA had now relaxed those rigid conditions and invited fresh bids on Tuesday.
The laserium has lost its sheen as the quality of the laser show has come down in the last eight years and the equipment has become outdated. Hence HMDA’s decision to adopt the latest technology in multimedia laser presentation. The Laserium gallery accommodates 1,950 visitors per show.
The laser show is conducted by a theme related to the history of Hyderabad with laser, animation equipment, aqua screens integrated with musical fountains and water jet fountains synchronised with music for a period of 45 minutes in the evenings and one show per day and two shows per day on holidays. The entire equipment was set up by HMDA, while maintenance and running of shows are outsourced.
The new proposal is to outsource the entire activity, including installation of the latest infrastructure, apart from new show themes, HMDA officials told Express.
Certain new concepts will also be developed on subjects such as the history and culture of Hyderabad and Indian mythology. 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 in all colours of the visible spectrum, they added.
The proposed multi media 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.