Developed in collaboration with Dubai-based Space Investment Company, Space World will be built across 65-acres of land in the Sahyadri mountains of Pune at an estimated cost of INR4bn (approximately US$82.2m).

The park will offer courses regarding new technologies and space browsing, along with a variety of programmes aimed at helping develop visitors’ understanding of aerospace science.

Space World will also have an entertainment area for live communication with the International Space Station, lectures by astronauts and simulations of various missions.

Lavasa will invest 19 per cent of the cost for the centre, with the remaining sum being put forward by the SIC.