Pune News: India’s first aviation gallery located in Shivaji Nagar is now open to public

Pune News: India’s first aviation gallery located in Shivaji Nagar is now open to public

Pune News: India’s first aviation gallery located in Shivaji Nagar is now open to public

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Priyanshi Mutkekar 

29 May 2024

Pune- Sirsangchalak Babasaheb Devras Aviation Gallery located in Shivaji Nagar Gaothan, is now finally open to the public. The primary objective behind this project was to spread awareness and create curiosity among citizens about the field of aviation and aeronautics. It also aims to encourage youth to explore various job opportunities associated with this field such as aeronautical engineering, flight attendant, air traffic controller as well as a pilot. 

The ticket rates are as follows-

·        Adult: Rs 25/-

·        Children: Rs 10/-

·        Foreign citizens: Rs 300/-

 On the first floor, the various stages of the evolution of aviation, aircraft models, Air Force documentaries, helicopter models, and information brochures on space science are on display. The citizens and students are also informed about airport rules through demonstrations. 

On the second floor, there is a replica exhibition of various aircraft used in the Air Force, a layout of an actual airport as well as an aerial view of Pune captured with the help of a drone. On the third floor, the gallery houses exhibits on aeromodelling, paramotoring, and aerospace.

Pune Pulse had raised the issue with the Pune Municipal Corporation about the aviation gallery being shut for a long time. Check the story here. 

The project was proposed by NCP leader Balasaheb Bodke before 2017 when NCP was the dominant party in PMC but the actual work started and was completed under the tenure of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The gallery was inaugurated by Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar and BJP unit president Chandrakant Patil on 9th March 2020. However, it had remained closed ever since.

Anushree Talekar and Deepak Shelke work as guides to provide more information about the gallery.

Contact number: 7219633211

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