President Ram Nath Kovind has inaugurated an underground ‘Bunker Museum’ at the Raj Bhavan in Mumbai. The 15,000 square feet underground bunker museum has virtual reality booths in which visitors can “time travel” to the 19th century.
The bunker was created in the 19th century to fire cannons at approaching enemy ships. Another section depicts the history of Raj Bhavan.
President Kovind inaugurated the underground Bunker Museum at Raj Bhavan, Mumbai.
The British-era bunker was discovered in 2016 and has 13 rooms such as Shell Store, Gun Shell, Cartridge Store and Central Artillery Store.
It will be opened to the public later this year. pic.twitter.com/j1AtsEmdYL
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As per reports, Jal Bhushan, as it is called, has a history of nearly 200 years, and the present building has undergone several modifications and renovations.
It became the official residence of British governors in 1885 when the ‘Government House’ was shifted to Malabar Point from Parel.
It is believed that the Governor’s residence hides a huge tunnel, situated near the Devi temple and the Sunset Point.
The Governor’s house was built by the British in the year 1802. Just below the bungalow is the bunker built before World War I. Above the bunker, the British placed huge cannons.
The museum will be opened for the general public with an online booking facility later this year.
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