Jamshedpur, Feb 26: Steel city’s bustling nerve centre Bistupur is expected to get a complete first-of-its-kind Public Square near Kamani Centre this Founder’s Day. Known as Bistupur Public Square, the place will offer people, especially shoppers and professionals in Bistupur a place to relax and unwind. So the public square is in final stage of completion, efforts are being made to get it ready to be inaugurated on March 3.
“The work is in full progress. We are making every effort to dedicate for public on March 3. The project being executed by city-based utility company Tata JUSCO is being implemented in two phases. A 175mx16m area alongside the stretch between Fakira Chanachur near Jamshedpur’s oldest multi-storey market complex Kamani Center and Bank of Baroda regional office on Bistupur Main Road is being developed.
In the first phase of the project a free parking zone, fountains, public toilets, sitting arrangements have been developed. This apart there will be designer lamps along with colourful fountains and swings and slides. In the next phase the public square will have food courts with proper dustbins, washrooms and urinals.
“We had thrown open the first phase and work has started for the second phase. Public Square has a parking bay for over 200 two-wheelers, toilet facilities for men and women, snack kiosks, a colourful fountain, a green buffer zone, separate corners for children and senior citizens,” said an official.
The official said: “It is the first Public Square of Jharkhand and Bistupur being the heartbeat of the city we decided to come up with the project here. We believe in providing world class facilities to our people. Public Square not only adds to the beauty of the city but also provide a walkway and recreation centre for public close to the main road in a commercial hub like Bistupur”.
A 1.5m wall is being built to separate the square from Bistupur Main Road and ensure people are not inconvenienced by traffic. There will be elevated pedestrian crossings and ramps for the disabled.
Meanwhile, company as part of its mission for a Swachh and Green city has decided against use of thermocol formations during decoration at the Jubilee Park this year.
“We are spreading message of conservation and will not use any thermocol in the models or exhibits this year. This apart we would conserve electricity by using more LED and low watt bulbs,” he informed.