Saturday, May 12, 2012

Corporation to establish 50 parks in added areas

In its effort to bring on a par the added areas with the core city areas, the Coimbatore Corporation has decided to establish 50 parks.

According to Mayor S.M. Velusamy the Corporation will establish the parks in 64 places across the 11 local bodies that became a part of the Coimbatore Corporation.

Corporation Commissioner T.K. Ponnusamy says that the civic body will spend as much as Rs. 5.97 crore to establish the parks and each will cost anywhere between Rs. 6 lakh and Rs. 10 lakh.

The parks that are to be established will come up at vacant lands and reserved sites in the added areas.

Chairman of the Corporation Committee on Education, Parks and Playgrounds R. Shanthamani says that the Committee members at Thursday's meeting submitted their wish list on the establishments of the parks in added areas.

She has forwarded the list to the Mayor and Commissioner for further action.

Mr. Ponnusamy says that North Zone will get 12 new parks, East Zone 17, South Zone 17, Central Zone 6 and West Zone 12.

The Corporation has also initiated efforts to provide underground drainage, storm water drain and a few other facilities to the added areas. It had also initiated efforts to prepare a comprehensive city development plan for both the core and added areas.

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