Burj Khalifa Like Dancing Fountain Goes Live in Lahore

Electronically controlled fountains were tested for the first time at Iqbal Park Lahore. These fountains are part of the Greater Iqbal Park Project.

The Dancing Fountain Project

Coming under The Greater Iqbal Park project, these fountains can be either manually controlled to act a certain way or synchronize with music to act like a “dancing fountain”.

The dancing fountain was recently turned on for a test run. The fountain and the lights were synchronized with the music and seemed to perform as intended.

Here’s part 1 of the video:

As you can see from the video, the fountain is following the music with rhythmic bursts of water. The lights are also designed to change accordingly with the music.

Here’s part 2:

The test was conducted during the weekend.

Cost of the Project and Details

The project’s cost for fountain is estimated to be at least Rs. 200 million. Overall the Greater Iqbal Park project is due for completion at November 9th this year.

The company overseeing the construction of the fountains, Habib Construction Services, said that the fountain’s electronic components were imported from China. The installation of the fountain was also handled by Chinese electricians and the fountain’s parts have a 1 year warranty as well.

The company which sold the fountain will train the local park managers on how to handle and maintain the fountain. More parts for after-sale support were also imported by Habib Construction Services.

The software which controls the fountain and the lights can be controlled from China as well, if it is required. More equipment can also be imported if it is required.

Delayed Twice

Originally the Greater Iqbal Park project was planned for the fiscal year 2013-2014 but was postponed due to lack of finances. Eventually after the project was started, a deadline of June 30th 2016 was given. The management failed to meet the deadline and now it is due to finish on November 30th 2016 instead.

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    • Okay– And what about that kpk plantation scheme? All the plants have been stolen by pti youthias, do you know?

      • Here the people talk about pirorty not Bloody PMLN or PTI. I think ahmad habib neither visited govt. Hospital nor govt. Schools. First you visit there then talk about this fountain.

        It show your bloody ganjaa mentaly rather their sick mentality.

        • I studied 1-10 in government school and studied 1-12 in government gordan college. I am really love my school and college, why? Because i have been treated great and educated well.

          I disagree, that the government school are bad, though they need improvements.

          I had not studied in kindergarden and NUST– and i feel really proud to not study there, when i see imran khan youthia!

          • Keeping aside Imran khan.
            Just analyse the current situtaion of schools. Now it is at wrost level. I think you will not admitting your child or your next generation in that govt. School (the school which you realy love). And you wont go to govt. Hospitals as well.

            But you will go with children to this bloody dancing fountain.
            Just think about it..
            And sorry it your emotion regarding PML N hurts.

            • What I know is that other provincial governments have not done anything in health, education or other good things like parks, sports. So if someone is doing something in any field try to appreciate it as rest are doing nothing in any filed.

        • It’s mentality of public of Pakistan. They immediately start comparing PTI & PMLN, If PMLN does something good, should appreciate it, if PTI does something good, should appreciate it. If they do something not good, non productive, we MUST criticize both.

          This fountain is good & will capture tourists attention, but it’s bad priority list :( I recently visited Jinnah hospital & General Hospital, worst situation & very bad environment there :(

        • Burj Khalifa was a priority of UAE government and now do you know how much UAE government earns from it? Dubai Metro was criticized but do you know how many travel daily on Dubai Metro and revenue it generates for government? Are Pakistanis like you happy with anything?….
          Ganjaa, Cocaine Khan, Billo, Youthia, Nihari…stop giving these names to each other and grow up.

      • You are absolutely right. Money well spent on Lahore from whole Punjab’s budget. Thumbs of for Government for always improving Lahore, remaining of the Punjab is just BS, look at Qasoor for example, ugly town meh!. Lahore Lahore ay.

    • Burj Khalifa was a priority of UAE government and now do you know how much UAE government earns from it? Dubai Metro was criticized but do you know how many travel daily on Dubai Metro and revenue it generates for government? Are Pakistanis like you happy with anything?

  • 200million rupees? on dancing fountains… while people are doing suicides in lahore and south punjab bcos of inflation شیمُ شیم
    Aik din to marna hai ganjo tum logon ne aur qabar mein jana hai…

    • Acha ap ny uper hisab karna hy inka? Ap ny nae marna, ya imran khan b ni mary ga??? Imran khan youthia always talk like wehshi darinda DONs!

      • i neither support any party,… hukmaran e waqt ki responsibility hoti hai apni riaya ki khidmat…baqi hisaab to ALLAH hi lega..unka bhi , mera bhi , aur baqi sab ka bhi

        • Try to have a walk in that park and share your experience, it will help bringing positive thoughts. If you are medical doctor try to bring change in your community, this is a very noble profession not a business they must learn, unka hisab hona ha upar.

  • Well in my opinion this project is starting in a crowded park of lahore and certainly people will enjoy visiting this dancing fountain and the project can recover its cost.

        • Those you are referring to as “patwaris” have computerized the land record of Punjab but in my province it is still on paper and patwaris and gardawar are rich people of province. I see no initiative from provincial government.

  • Seriously, this city with so much poverty specially around the fountain area can afford a stupid 200 million fountain?

    On a funnier side note: Out of all the awesome music in the world, the only song the authorities could come up was the centuries old “laal meri” bullcrap?

  • Money well spent on Lahore from whole Punjab’s budget. Thumbs of for Government for always improving Lahore, remaining of the Punjab is just BS, look at Qasoor for example, ugly town meh!. Lahore Lahore ay.


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