Hyderabad: The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation has decided to construct acupressure walking tracks in all city parks. The Corporation successfully constructed one at Sachivalaya Nagar Colony Park in LB Nagar on a pilot basis. Following the instructions of Municipal Administration and Urban Development Minister K. Taraka Rama Rao, the civic body had made a walking track using five elements of nature which rejuvenate walkers. The pancha tattva tracks that look similar to the walkway used by PM Narendra Modi during a fitness challenge in June, would stimulate neurological reflex zones in the foot.
The acupressure walkway will be built near the meeting place located at the very centre of the park. Each acupressure walkway will have five components, including rough sand, soft sand, regur soil, saw dust, soft and smooth river rocks or cobblestones. The walk will be designed in such a way that it would lead from hard terrain to soft and finally enter in to the water.
“Walking on such paths results in significant reduction in blood pressure and improvement in balance and physical performance especially among adults,” said GHMC Urban Biodiversity Additional Commissioner V. Krishna.
He said that the Corporation will plant several aromatic plants, herbal plants and set up either a mini fountain or Buddha statue for enhancing the pleasant experience of the visitors. Krishna said that the Rs 80,000 were spend on constructing a mini walking track which is only 20 metres at LB Nagar.