Rathnagiri Bore Mahatma Gandhi Park cries for attention

Rathnagiri Bore Mahatma Gandhi Park cries for attention

Debris dumped near Rathnagiri Bore Mahatma Gandhi Park.

The Rathnagiri Bore Mahatma Gandhi Park, which has been providing green space for the visitors, is crying for attention. 

Now, all the play equipment had been damaged and the streetlights are in a mess. With lack of maintenance, grass and weeds have grown all over and garbage is found dumped on the park. 

Even the signboard put up by the Tourism Department on Ramanahalli Road has been damaged. Accumulation of garbage, along with construction debris on roadsides leading to the park is a common sight. The streetlights no longer burn inside the park. Further, stray animals menace has kept the visitors away from visiting the park. 

The welcome arch is also damaged. The used water bottles, plastic wrappers, and other wastes are strewn all over. 

Mullyyanagiri Tappalu Rakshane Vedike convener Guruvesh alleged that the streetlights were spoiled two months ago. The residents of surrounding layouts dump the waste beside the road. In spite of bringing the civic issues to the notice of the authorities concerned, no action has been initiated so far. 

The swing, slides for children have been damaged. A few of the play materials are broken, thus disappointing the children who visit the park for play. 

STG Women’s College student Manjula said, “The authorities collect an entrance fee. Many visit the park for recreation. Unfortunately, they are disappointed with the lack of seating facilities in the park. The authorities should turn towards the maintenance of the park.”

Ramanahalli resident Maheshwarappa has urged the authorities to check stray animals menace. The garbage dumped should be cleared. 

Mahatma Gandhi Park Trust member M L Murthy said, “A proposal has been chalked out for the development of the park. The fund has also been released. The work has been entrusted to Nirmithi Kendra. The play area will be developed and streetlights installed streetlights. A jogging track will come up in the park.”