No more big parks in Bangalore City

The state government has ruled out creating Lalbagh and Cubbon Park like huge lung space in the City.

Horticulture minister Shamanur Shivashankarappa told the legislative council on Tuesday, July 16 that there no new plans are made for development of huge parks on lines of Lalbagh and Cubbon parks as the City is facing paucity of space.

Doddarange Gowda (BJP) said the previous government had proposed to develop parks on lines with the Lalbagh and Cubbon Park in the four directions of the city near Bannerghatta, Whitefield, Hesaraghatta and in the vicinity of BIAL.

The minister also rejected the proposal to have bamboo fencing for Lalbagh and Cubbon Park instead of metal one. “Bamboo catches fire when dry. There is more chance of miscreants setting the fire during the summer. Hence, it is advisable to have metal fencing,” Shivashankarappa said. He also said about 10,500 people visit Lalbagh everyday and Rs 4.60 crore has been collected through entry fee in last few years. About 3,000 people visit Cubbon Park daily, he added.

Full report here Times of India


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