NMMC begins work on ‘Museum Island’ science park for Rs 109 crore in Nerul
Navi Mumbaikars will soon have a science park where their children can understand the future technology that evolves around the environment, life, energy, space, machines and movements. The Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has started work on the Rs 109 crore science park in Nerul.
The science park will be known as Museum Island and aims to create sustainable and fun places of learning that provide young people with the opportunity to participate in science.
“The science park will inspire new generations of innovators and allow everyone to form an informed opinion on the scientific developments that affect their lives,” said a senior municipal official from the NMMC, attached to the project.
Once the project is completed, the park will help young people explore the possibilities of science and also show the real applications and implications of modern technologies, officials say.
According to the plan, the proposed science park will be built in two phases in an area of approximately 20,000 square meters behind Wonders Park in Nerul East.
In the first phase, a science center will be developed which will include a science museum and a congress center. In a second phase, a museum of vintage cars will be developed. In a later stage, the proposed science park will subsequently be integrated into the amusement park (Wonders Park) in order to give another dimension to the existing public infrastructure.
According to a senior official in NMMC’s engineering department, work on the science park has already started and within two years it will be completed.
The proposed science museum will be developed on the basis of five different concepts: environment, life, energy, space and machines and movements. Separate spaces will be allocated to explain and interpret each concept.
“On the ground floor of the science museum, there will be an administrative department and service areas including a café and a souvenir shop. On the first floor there will be the “environmental exhibition” and “life exhibition” areas, “the official said, adding that on the second floor there will be the” energy exhibition “areas and “Machine and movement exhibit.” “The“ space exhibit ”area will be on the third floor,” another officer from the engineering department said.
Likewise, in the convention center, the ground floor will have service areas. On the first floor there will be an administrative department, conference and meeting rooms and a cafeteria. “On the second floor, we will have a reception area, a multipurpose room, green spaces and backstage,” he said.