The world class fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas would soon become a sight close home- adorning the clean waters of Gomti from June. Drawing inspiration from popular musical fountains of USA, the chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has recommended installing a giant size Bellagio fountain near Gomti, as a part of Gomti riverfront project.
Source - http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/lucknow/Lucknow-to-see-Las-Vegas-Bellagio-fountains-soon/articleshow/52303668.cms
River Gomti being decimated in the name of riverfront development in Lucknow, will now see Las Vegas Bellagio's Musical Fountains. Bellagio fountain is in Las Vegas and there is a reason to it, its a symbol of casino economics, and how the pomp and show is used by the largest casino for its means. A city where basic sewerage, waste management facilities are not in place and is the main reason natural drains are now sewerage drains, and a 960 km large river is dyeing. Its a shame!
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