The Kolkata Metropolitan Development Authority (KMDA) is engaging an agency to take up reconstruction of the boundary wall around Rabindra Sarobar on Baroj Road, as well as the public swimming pool, that were damaged after several large trees were uprooted during Amphan. The project cost has been pegged at about Rs 6.1 lakh and work is to be completed within a month of starting.
“The damaged boundary wall on the Baroj Road side will be reconstructed,” said an official, adding that the authorities had still not decided when to reopen the premises.
A group of morning walkers of Rabindra Sarobar has sent a request to KMDA, asking them to consider reopening the premises for morning and evening walk.
Officials said about 115 trees have been replanted and the process is now complete. Work is also on to replant trees that fell in Subhas Sarobar, the other lake maintained by KMDA. “About 50 trees were uprooted in Subhas Sarobar, of which 40 have been found to be retrievable. Already, 25 of them have been replanted and the remaining will be replanted in a week,” the KMDA official said.
Source:Times of India