Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation will soon hold an audio-visual show on water saving in Ukkadam – The New Indian Express
Express press service
COIMBATORE: The Coimbatore City Municipal Corporation (CCMC) is set to stage an AV show at the Ukkadam Big Tank with an innovative ‘Movie on Water’ project.
Beautification works and other development works are underway in 7 of the 9 reservoirs that are under the control of CCMC as part of the Smart City Project mission. The work drew criticism from environmentalists and conservationists as concrete work was carried out in the water bodies. Following this, Delhi-based Oasis Pvt Ltd, which carried out the work, revised the plans for the project.
Meanwhile, CCMC has proposed to establish the “Film on Water” project at the Ukkadam Big Tank, where films will be screened underwater.
Water conservation presentations will be projected on water fountains, a senior official of the Smart City project said, adding that laser and light shows will also be held in the evening.
Also, according to sources, the CCMC will set up an experience and knowledge center using the latest technologies, where people can learn more about water conservation and treatment.
The project will be futuristic with advanced technologies such as holograms, virtual reality (VR), artificial intelligence (AI) and much more. A black room will be installed in the center. Once a person enters the room, the sensors automatically activate to filter 3D hologram projections across the room. People will also be able to experience a one-of-a-kind VR setup.
Additionally, a few touch screen infotainment displays will be installed at the center for people to learn about Coimbatore’s water bodies, sewage treatment plants and water conservation. All of these amenities will be highly educational for school and college students, a Smart City Project official added.
Speaking to TNIE, CCMC Deputy Commissioner Dr M Sharmila said: “The project will soon be executed at an estimated cost of around Rs 3 crore. days and once started, the work should be completed in about six months.”