By: Pune Pulse
November 8, 2023
Pune: The aviation gallery of the Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), which has been closed for the last one and a half years due to technical reasons, is going to start again as a tender process has been initiated by the civic body. After the completion of the tender process, the way will be cleared for the opening of the gallery.
Speaking to Pune Pulse, Chetana Kerure, Deputy Commissioner, PMC Cultural Department said, “The proposal for reopening of Shivaji Nagar Aviation Gallery has been accepted & the tendering process for the same has already started. This process is proposed to be completed in the upcoming 9-10 days after which the way to start this gallery will be clear.”
Dubbed as the sole ‘Aviation Gallery’ in the country under the auspices of the PMC, this unique institution was inaugurated in March 2020 by the then Guardian Minister Chandrakant Patil and the former Leader of Opposition Ajit Pawar. However, the onset of the pandemic saw the municipal administration inadvertently turn a blind eye to its existence.
The gallery aims to impart scientific knowledge about aeroplanes to students across Pune’s schools and colleges.
Envisaged an exhibit showcasing aeroplanes, real aircraft, helicopter models, drones, aeromodelling, paramotoring, and space science.
The first floor of the gallery traces the history of aircraft, boasts a science room, and showcases models from across the globe.
The second floor showcases aircraft, helicopters, drones, and airport models while delving into the history of the Indian Air Force. The third floor features exhibits on aeromodelling, paramotoring, and space science.