Subjected to wear and tear over the years, the popular Laserium at Lumbini Park is all set for revamp with a new look and new shows.
The Hyderabad Metropolitan Development Authority (HMDA), which set up the Laserium for laser show with musical fountains in 2005, has decided to go in for an overhaul of the facility and equip it with state-of-the-art technology.
Spread across 2.50 acres on the Hussain Sagar lake shoreline, the Laserium runs a 45-minute show every day on the history of Hyderabad using laser, animation, film and water jet fountains synchronised with music. The presentation (two on holidays) records 70 per cent occupancy on an average.
“We have noticed that the quality of the laser show has come down, and the equipment too is outdated. That’s why it has been decided to adopt the latest in multimedia laser presentation,” said an official.
The paraphernalia comprises musical fountains, colour laser integrated with video projection, intelligent lighting, aqua screen, audio, fog and musical systems, most of which have lived their utility. “There are a host of versatile equipment available now that promise to make these shows more attractive and appealing,” he added.
The entire equipment was set up by HMDA, while maintenance and running of shows are outsourced. The new proposal is to outsource the entire activity, including installation of the latest infrastructure, apart from new show themes.
Several new concepts will also be developed on subjects such as the history and culture of Hyderabad and Indian mythology.
“Using the latest software, the multimedia show will be synchronized with musical fountains to create a stunning display of laser effects and graphic animation in all colours of the visible spectrum,” the official said.