Vivek Oberoi on Saturday took to his Twitter handle to share what he said was something 'unusual'. The actor who was on his way to walk the ramp for a fashion show spotted an Indian fighter jet at Bandstand, Mumbai. 'I wonder what's going on,' he wrote, asking Netizens for guesses what it could be.
A netizen who says he's a mechanical engineer replied to Vivek's query and dropped a comment saying, "That's a decommissioned Sea Harrier Jet which was part of INS Viraat now will be there for public by @mybmc as a part of beautification project also for patriotism."
According to the reports, a retired Sea Harrier aircraft from decommissioned (in 2017) INS Viraat will be installed in Bandra’s Bandstand as a memorial. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) in cooperation with the Indian Navy will execute the beautification project. Mumbai's Fort area already has a memorial to INS Vikrant at Lion Gate since 2016. The Indian Navy also wanted a similar memorial to INS Viraat in Mumbai.
The fighter jet that weighs around 4500 kg will be put on a 300 sq m traffic island.
BMC is going to install one of the world most iconic naval aircraft at Bandra Bandstand.— Munna Sah (@munnasah1234) March 14, 2020
“The Harrier weighs 4,500 kilogrammes and will be installed on a 300 square metre traffic island,” a BMC official said. “The navy will help the BMC with the installation.
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