Walls of the park have been beautifully painted depicting different themes. CCTV cameras have been installed for safety of women and children visiting the park. DC Image/Puli Sharat Kumar
WARANGAL: Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation (GWMC) has transformed its erstwhile dumping yard at Christian Colony in heart of the city into a Micro Park within 75 hours, providing several amenities there for people of all age groups.
Warangal is one of nine cities selected under Nurturing of Neighbourhood Challenge as part of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav celebrations. As part of this challenge, GWMC’s engineering and municipal staff, under directions of mayor Gundu Sudharani and municipal commissioner Praveenya, converted the dumping yard into a Micro Park within 75 hours.
Once, people covered their nose passing through the area. Now, they are spending time in the area along with their children at the Micro Park. The park, designed by senior project associate Jashwanth Tez Kasala, is equipped with a walking track, gym equipment, seating arrangements, greenery, herbal garden, lighting, toilet and drinking water facilities, apart from a small community hall for organising events.
Walls of the park have been beautifully painted depicting different themes. CCTV cameras have been installed for safety of women and children visiting the park.
The municipal commissioner explained that they took help from World Resources Institute India for taking up three projects in Warangal city under Nurturing of Neighbourhood Challenge. The first park had been established at M.H. Nagar Colony in 13th Division in a record time of just 57 hours. The second got completed in 16th Division within 75 hours in Christian Colony. The third park at Buddha Junction will be completed at the earliest, Praveenya underlined.
Mayor Sudharani said there had been no place for children and women of Christian Colony to spend their time in a pleasant atmosphere. Civic body thus decided to transform the dumping yard into a beautiful garden. Nearly 300 people including children have been visiting the park regularly, she stated.