The spectacular laser show ‘showstopper’ – a replica of Dubai’s iconic skyscraper Burj Khalifa was suspended on Tuesday. The determination exercised hours after multiple complaints by airline pilots on Monday evening. About the laser lights interrupting while they approach Kolkata airport to land.
While the Puja pandal is 8.5km from the runway and follows the aircraft approach funnel. Organizer Sujit Bose demanded they voluntarily stop the laser display on the 145-ft pandal to control the crowds. Although the Covid-19 cases dropped in the past few days. Experts and local residents have conveyed fears of the area turning into a Covid zone. A large number of people crowded the city’s streets during the festivities.
The much-hyped pandal at Sreebhumi, Lake Town. Thus, the DGCA mandates an 18.5 km radius exclusion zone for laser lights around airports. Manded to prevent pilots from getting blinded by laser beams during the crucial landing phase.
The pandal with a lit-up replica of Burj Khalifa developed by artists and electrical experts in Salt Lake City’s Lake-town area. Attracting loads of people and creating traffic jams throughout the day.
The pandal built using 6,000-acrylic sheets and expert lighting enhanced the effect. It became a show-stealer for all Pujas in the city. The nearby roads observed traffic jams. Cars full of spectators streamed from all over the city to look at the marquee set up for the Durga Puja. Over 250 workers toiled for three-and-a-half months to construct the structure.
KEDAR NATH TEMPLE
In previous years, the organizers covered their Durga idol with 45 kilograms of gold. State fire minister Sujit Bose, one of the officials of the Puja, told PTI. Every year, we erect one iconic structure as our `pandal’ (marquee). In the Previous year, we built a replica of the Kedarnath Temple.
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