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BMC decided to restore British-Era Cannon

by Web Desk | Published: 29-03-2021

Mumbai Municipal Elections

Mumbai: BMC is set to restore and beautify historic British-era canons inside the Lions Children's Park in Ghatkopar.  BMC recently approved plans to restore two canons that had been lying in the park for several decades.BMC officials said the British had set up canons in several places to protect the coastal city of Mumbai. 

 

Two of these iron canons are 164 years old but strong, the cannons kept at the Lions Children's Park in Ghatkopar.  BMC officials said the two artillery pieces were installed by the East India Company and were built in 1856.  In 1971, the Lions Children's Park was opened to the public.  Covering an area of 55,843 square feet, the park features greenery and two canons from the East India Company era. 

 

The length of both canons is 3.10 m, the inner circumference is 0.64 m and the outer circumference is 1.17 m. Both canons have the inscription of 'NCPC' in ancient Roman script on one side.  BMC's Garden Department recently sent a proposal plan to BMC's Heritage Conservation Engineer to conserve the two grand old canons to a single platform at BMC Ghatkopar gardens