With elections around the corner, parks and green verges across Salt Lake are getting a facelift. Many of the existing parks have been revamped while small parks are being set up to give a greener look to the township.
Several parks in Salt Lake had been lying in neglect for a long time. Now, the Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation authorities are working on the facelift of these parks. The ward coordinators are developing the existing parks, using the councillors’ funds that were allotted earlier. There are about 50 parks inside various blocks across Salt Lake.
“The parks in Bidhannagar are for the children to play as well as for the elderly to roam about. We are cleaning and renovating the parks and removing weeds and bushes. Some new parks are also being developed as well,” said Bidhannagar Municipal Corporation’s chairperson, Krishna Chakraborty. A new park is coming up at AL Block under Chakraborty’s Ward 29.
In Ward 40, the EC Block park has been revamped with the establishment of a meditation centre adjacent to its premises. A new park has come up beside City Centre mall in DC Block.
“We are also developing a large open area at CD Block into a park. The land had been lying vacant for several years since the township was developed,” said the Ward 40 coordinator, Tulsi Sinha Roy.
Locals are happy over the development. “This open space used to be in a mess with garbage dumped and other nuisance. It is a good move to develop the vacant land into a park,” said Pratul Kumar Das, a resident of CD Block, who lives opposite the ground.