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Gateway of India illumination from January 24 to pull tourists

Saturday, 18 January 2014 - 9:58am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna

From January 24, you can see a lit-up Gateway of India.

Electrical and lighting equipment firm, Philips, will light up the iconic structure with the help of the Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC).

The lit-up Gateway will look more magnificent at night.

“The MTDC has tied up with Philips for the makeover,” said MTDC managing director Jagdish Patil.

The makeover is being carried out as part of the firm’s social responsibility. As many as 1.4 crore shades will be used to light up the Gateway. On important days such as Independence Day, Republic Day and Diwali, it will be lit up differently to mark the day.

The lighting will be computerised and there will be different shades on different days.

The MTDC expects that the structure which already attracts visitors, will get more footfalls at night.

Philips had earlier carried out a similar lighting in Eiffel Tower in Paris, India Gate in Delhi and Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha.

The MTDC and Philips have launched a website in which Mumbaikars can give suggestions and ideas to make the city to look better and brighter city at night.

Selected suggestions and ideas would be shared with the authorities. The live streaming of the lighting ceremony will also be carried out in the website.

Governor K Sankaranarayanan will inaugurate the lit-up Gateway on January 24.

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