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City residents give a thumbs up to new parks

A view of Science Park at Anna Nagar in Tiruchi on Saturday.M. SrinathM_SRINATH

Consequent to the overwhelming response to the newly opened public parks, the Tiruchi City Corporation (TCC) plans 20 more parks in the city.

Krishnamoorthy Nagar and State Bank of India Colony in ward number 41, South Ramalinga Nagar in ward number 52, Lavanya Garden in ward number 53, R.S. Puram north and R.S. Puram south in ward number 35, Mullai Nagar and Anbil Nagar in ward number 37 are among the places, where new public parks have been planned.

Each park will get a walking track, garden and lawn, fountain, children play materials, drinking water facility and solid waste bins. While Rs. 58.10 lakh has been earmarked for the park at R.S. Puram south, Rs. 66 lakh has been allotted for R.S. Puram north park.

A sum of Rs. 46 lakh will be spent on establishing the park at Mullai Nagar. New parks will be established under the Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT).

Corporation Commissioner cum Special Officer N. Ravichandran told The Hindu that the newly opened park at Yogalakshmi Nagar in Srirangam and Science Park at Anna Nagar in Thennur had received good response from leisure and fitness seekers and children.

They received an average of 300 to 500 visitors daily. Similarly, most of the open gyms had also received overwhelming response. It has motivated the Corporation to tap financial resources under AMRUT to create new parks, wherever there was space and need.

Mr. Ravichandran said that new parks would add strength to the recreational and fitness infrastructure across the city. Construction works for most of the proposed parks have already begun. It has been planned to complete the works within six months.

Each park would have an entrance arch and artificial fountain. High mast lamp with LED would be erected in all parks to provide sufficient illumination in and around the area. As part of the surveillance mechanism, closed circuit television would also be set up in the parks.

He said that provision had been made to construct separate public toilets for men and women. Similarly, the parks would have special toilets for the physically challenged.

The newly opened park at Yogalakshmi Nagar in Srirangam and Science Park at Anna Nagar in Thennur have received on an average 300 to 500 visitors daily

N. Ravichandran

Corporation Commissioner cum Special Officer


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