Ahmedabad: PM Modi inaugurates India's largest aquatic gallery
The aquatic gallery stretches over an area of 15,000 square meters with 68 tanks comprising freshwater, brackish water, and marine water.
PM Narendra Modi is inaugurating the science city in Ahmedabad, which has an aquatic gallery, a robotic gallery, and a nature park. To encourage scientific temperament, the gallery aims to merge education with entertainment. The science city on its first phase has an IMAX 3D theater, a hall of space, and a hall of science in the main dome-shaped building. The science city has an energy education park, life science park, children's activity centre, simulated thrill rides, amphitheater, and a planet earth pavilion.
The science city generates an annual footfall of over eight lakhs. The aquatic gallery stretches over an area of 15,000 square meters with 68 tanks comprising freshwater, brackish water, and marine water. The gallery will keep 188 marine species also including amphibians and penguins. The shark tunnel consists of grey reef sharks, bonnethead sharks, and zebra sharks which will be the key attraction.
The centre contains a touchpad that displays to select any species and learn about it. There will be a QR code on the touchpad display that can be scanned by the visitors to learn more about the species. The largest aquarium in India costs Rs 260 crore for construction and maintenance.