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Bicycle track opened at Green Park

Taking the first steps towards making Green Park at Panchappur functional, a bicycle track has been opened at the park.
Corporation commissioner N Ravichandran unveiled the track on Tuesday evening.

The Green park project was started in March 2013 with a grant of Rs 1.5 crore from the state government. It was estimated to be completed by June 2014. However, it failed to meet the deadline and was opened only last year.
To make the facility one-of-its-kind in the state, video game avenues, meditation hall, zoology park and even a toy train facility were added as part of its core infrastructure. However, these facilities are yet to see the light of the day due to the lack of funds.
While the park has been open for the past few months, it hasn't seen much footfall due to its location on the outskirts of the city. The opening of the bicycle track is seen as a measure to popularise the park among the residents of the city. The 1km-long track has been raised at a cost of Rs 10 lakhs. A total 10 bicycles have been placed at the park, including three for children. Visitors can use the cycles free-of-cost.
Ravichandran said the bicycle track is the first step towards popularising the park which has been developed at a cost of over Rs 2.5crore. "We have placed work order for the construction of an amphitheatre with a seating capacity of over 300. This apart we are planning for a circular footpath covering the entire park for the walkers in the upcoming days."


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