Gandhi Vana to wear a new look

Make over

A view of dried up fountain at Gandhi Vana on M G Road. dh photo

Work on developing the park, at a cost of Rs five lakh will begin in November. The tender process is underway and will be finalised by October 29.

The park looked deserted when no protests were being taken out or when no school children visited. According to sources, the park would look better and draw crowd once the developmental works are over.

There are three more parks in the city - Kuvempu Park, Sarvajna Park near the Government Boys’ College and the park near the fort.

These three parks are always crowded with people coming to these place for their morning or evening walks.

However, the Gandhi Vana on M G Road is not a popular hangout though it is situated in the downtown. Except people coming to mosque, students and those who come to police station, none visit the park regularly.

For activists of various organisations, this is an inspiring spot to begin their dharna as here is a statue of Mahatma Gandhiji. On October 2, the officials throng the park to garland the Gandhi statue as part of Gandhi Jayanti celebrations.

Meanwhile, tender has also been called for Rs 4.48 lakh worth project of developing busy Clock Tower Road to ease the traffic flow. Probably, the works on this project will also be launched in the next month.

Rain water harvesting

Besides, works on the much-awaited rain water harvesting project are also likely to begin soon.

Rain water harvesting system will be put in place, at a cost of Rs three lakh, at Deputy Commissioner’s office, City Municipal Corporation office and Chennaiah Ranga Mandira.
The tender is being called and the district administration expected the works to be completed in a four-month period.

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