Clock house at Mandai to come aliveNews — By The Desk on May 26, 2011 at 11:27 AM
Times of India: The famous clock house at Mahatma Phule market, popularly known as Mandai, which has a four and a half feet tall statue of a school-boy telling the time every hour, will resume functioning on Thursday evening.
The clock house had been built in the memory of the 38 schoolchildren of Hari Purandare primary school in the city, who lost their lives in a bus accident at the Phursungi railway crossing on December 11, 1993. Corporator Satish Desai took the initiative to set up the clock house which was designed on the lines of a similar model in Hyderabad’s Salarjung museum.
The sculpture of the boy was done by artist Mahesh Raskar. However, due to technical difficulties the clock house had not been functioning since the past few years, said a statement issued by BJP MLA Madhuri Misal, who took the initiative to restart the clock house.
This time around, the statue of the schoolboy will move forward by four and a half feet and ring the bell hourly as per the time. The clock house is equipped with two state of the art microphones to ensure that the sound reaches far.