Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sadashiv Nagar: No place to play

Sadashiv Nagar: No place to play


Y Maheswara Reddy Express News ServiceFirst Published : 21 Aug 2010 01:00:59 AM ISTLast Updated : 21 Aug 2010 08:56:20 AM IST
BANGALORE: The residents of Sadashiv Nagar have to think twice before sending their kids to the park situated behind a Hopcom outlet near Janata Bazar Grounds.
Such is the condition of the park, where most of the swings are broken while other playground equipment are rusted.
According to the residents, it is hightime the Bruhat Bangalore Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) took measures to improve the condition of the park for the benefit of children.
‘‘It is not safe to let children play at this park. We want the authorities take measures to develop it for the benefit of children,’’ said Jayashree Anand, a housewife residing near the park.
A portion of the park has been converted into a dumping yard. There is a BBMP contact centre on the premises of the park, but no employee has been assigned for the maintainance of the park. ‘‘I am not complaining against the cleanliness of the park but the lack of facilities for children to play,’’ said Ramadevi, a housewife.
There is another problem at Janata Bazar Grounds. Most of the time, the playground was used by the students of a nearby school. It was alleged that the youth are not allowed to use the playground.
‘‘We want to use this ground to play volleyball but the teachers of that school prevent us from doing so,’’ said G Shivaraj.
Though most parts of Sadashivanagar is free from garbage menace, the BBMP authorities have to work hard to ensure the residents of MSR Nagar and Ashwath Nagar to get relief from garbage-related problems. Meanwhile, Dr M S Shivaprasad, Corporator, said that public cooperation was a must to keep the area clean.
‘‘I am trying to create awareness among the residents of MSR Nagar and Ashwath Nagar to keep the surroundings clean. I am planning to put up garbage re-cycling units at one or two places in Aramane ward. It will enable garbage disposal in a scientific manner,’’ said Shivaprasad.
The corporator also promised to give a facelift to the park. ‘‘I hope the BBMP will allot funds for the development of the park. I am also planning to provide some fitness equipment at the Janata Bazar playground for the benefit of senior citizens,’’ he said.
He said that an action plan would be prepared to implement rainwater harvesting at Sadashivanagar and other areas.

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