But that doesn’t make it another Tate Modern. India is just beginning to embark on the process of building museums. The country has not comparable institution to a national museum, let alone specific museum like the Tate Modern.
However, the fact that museum is meant to be housed in a de-commissioned power plant has caused a number of international news organizations, like The Telegraph and few other international newspapers leaped all over the news:
The decommissioned Indraprastha power plant is the subject of an ambitious plan – approved by the Delhi Municiapal Authority – to launch Delhi as a capital of modern art. The cost of the project is expected to reach £70 million and will be completed in three to five years, depending on how long it takes to dismantle the power plant and make the 60 acre site safe.
It also wants to put a number of other municipal operations into the structure:
The site will also include new offices for some Delhi government departments, a bus depot for about 600 vehicles and it will be connected to the city’s new metro.