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Glowing glory for city

Jamshedpur will flaunt a Diwali look in the middle of spring on the 175th birth anniversary of Jamsetji Nusserwanji Tata on March 3.

Utility provider Jusco, which earlier decorated only parks and buildings owned by Tata Steel, will extend the illumination to four arteries and two roundabouts of the city.

Installation of LED lights has already begun on the four thoroughfares. These include the stretch of Straight Mile Road approaching Sakchi and Sakchi-Bhuiyandih Hume Pipe Road near Jamshedpur Civil Court. The stretch of Kadma-Sonari Link Road from Rankini Mandir to Sonari Airport and Bistupur Main Road are also in the glow list.

These apart, Sakchi and Bistupur roundabouts will also boast illumination.

Other first-timers in the illumination roster are Nildih Park, Kagalnagar Park and Jamshedpur Eye Hospital.

Like last year, stretches of Inner Circle Road, Office Road, Straight Mile Road and Pipeline Road will be lit up too.

Over 250 artistes from Bengal’s Chandernagore are working on a war footing to give finishing touches to the illuminations put up at different locations.

This year’s special attraction is fruit-shaped lights with cartoon characters inside. The cartoon silhouettes will move when the lights are turned on.

Around 400 models are being put up at Jubilee Park alone.

Among other arrangements, iron scaffolding with rounded ends will be used for fencing at Jubilee Park to prevent injury to visitors.

Jusco sources said the idea behind lighting up new areas was to create a spirit of carnival in the steel city.

“We want citizens to enjoy illumination the moment they come out of their homes. This will also prevent overcrowding at Jubilee Park,” said Jusco managing director Ashish Mathur.


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