Jamshedpur, July 12 : Denizens can look forward to a new picnic spot-cum park equipped with nature trail, outdoor sports facilities and an open gym.
Spread across three –acre land adjacent to Bari Maidan in Sakchi and close to Praxair plant, Jusco, a 100 per cent subsidiary of Tata Steel is has started work on a new park. At an estimated Rs 1.5 crore is being done on a war footing and is scheduled for inauguration in the first week of August.
According to information, more than 2,000 people visit the 200-acre Jubilee Park every day while the number swells to 5,000 on weekends. While during picnic season in winter the number increases to nearly 10,000 daily. In order to reduce this rush, a new park is being constructed.
“ We want to open more facilities for picnickers, walkers, fitness enthusiasts and visitors of Sakchi and nearby areas of Bistupur, Kasidih, Baradwari, Northern Town, Circuit House, and Jugsalai who otherwise had to depend on Jubilee Park for their needs. This will help to reduce rush on Jubilee Park too,” said an official of JUSCO.
Jamshedpur is the first planned industrial city of India with a history of over 100 years covering 64 sq km with a population base of over 8 lakhs. The civic amenities and municipal services in Jamshedpur are maintained by Jusco. Jamshedpur has one of the highest green cover (more than 27 per cent) in India having 30 big and small community parks covering an area of over 300 acres.
In the last decade Jusco has planted over 12 lakhs trees in town to maintain the air quality. Jusco has constantly been working for making Jamshedpur a green city and the upcoming park is a step towards the same.
In the last five years Jusco has converted more than 10 waste lands and encroached areas into parks namely Golmuri Park, Baridih Park, Kagalnagar Park, Golmuri Jogger’s Park, Agrico Jogger’s Park, Shastrinagar Jogger’s Park, Kadma Park, Gangotri Park, Nagarkot Park, Nildih Park, Shatabdi Park, etc. All these parks were either encroached or were place for anti social activities. Jusco with the help from local residents converted those areas into parks for the benefit of the users.