Friday, October 28, 2005

Adopt a park

Adopt a park
The BCC has proposed 14 fully developed parks in the city for adoption
The Times of India

Would you like to maintain a park and show others how to do it? Here's a chance. The Bangalore City Corporation (BCC) has offered 14 fully developed parks with landscape, flowering trees, shrubs and plants, well laidout pathways, pavements, fencing and lighting in the city to be maintained for a period of three years under its public private partnership (PPP) initiative.

A senior official in the Horticulture Department of the BCC says, "in the last two years we have developed over 215 parks in the city of the 630 odd parks under Janodyanavana, Special Development Parks and Tourist Value Parks schemes. Every year we have a budget allocated to develop around 100 parks in the city and in the next three years we will be developing all the parks in Bangalore. While plans are afoot to comprehensively develop these lung spaces we have come out with a scheme to maintain the already-developed parks through the PPP initiative".

The scheme is open to corporate bodies, educational institutions, clubs, residents' associations, hospitals, hotels, retail showrooms and other such organizations, and under this scheme one can adopt a park and maintain it for a period of three years. There is scope for renewing the contract if they are maintained well. The BCC will issue an adoption certificate for the entire period and the organisation maintaining the park will be able to exhibit its name and logo at an approved location. An organisation can adopt three parks at a time.

Some of the parks that have been allotted on adoption under the new scheme are Hariharagudda Park in H a nu m a n t h a n a g a r, Tavarekere Park in Madiwala, Wilson Garden Park in Wilson Garden, Jayanagar 2nd Block Park, Bugle Rock Park in Basavanagudi, Ramanjaneya Gudda Park in Hanumanthanagar, K G Tower Park near Mekhri Circle, Chikkalalbagh Park/Lokamanya Tilak Park, BTM Layout 2nd Stage Park, Lakshmidevi Park in Koramangala, Coles Park, Richards Town Park in Richards Town, Vivekananda Park near West of Chord Road, and J P Nagar 1st Phase Park.


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