The Dhaka Novotheatre, the state-owned planetarium, remained closed since February 14 due to damage of machinery and interruption of power supply, reports BDNEWS.
None of the government and planetarium authorities could say when the service of the non-formal space science education institution would be resumed.
According to sources, irresponsibility of the concerned authorities and bureaucratic tangle have thrown the state-owned institution into uncertainty.
Having failed to resume the show on February 24, the Valentine Day, the Novotheatre authorities expressed their regret to the visitors and refunded the tickets' money.
Earlier, the authorities had returned ticket money to the visitors on February 14.
Sources close to technical system said the instant power supply (IPS), the UPS, the projection system and even the elevator were damaged and went out of order.
The planetarium is an asset of the Ministry of Science and Information Communication Technology and operated by 'Goto Optical Manufacturing Company', a Japanese company.
The Goto Optical Manufacturing Company had informed the ministry three months back about its servicing and other requirements.
But the director of the Dhaka Novotheatre did not make response in this connection in time, which resulted in the damage of machinery and system.
According to technical sources, over 100 batteries of the theatre were damaged and if the batteries are not replaced, the planetarium will not function.