GUNTUR: The Manasa Sarovar Park spread across nearly 30 acres of land adjacent to the busy Kolkata - Chennai National Highway, in Guntur city, which remained neglected all these years, is now set to get a major facelift as officials of the Guntur Municipal Corporation (GMC), have a Detailed Project Report (DPR) and are gearing up to launch the works soon.
Though, Guntur located in the capital region of Amaravati, so far lacked proper recreation spots, in the city. Against this backdrop, the GMC officials embarked on the process of improving the infrastructure in the spacious Manasa Sarovar Park.
Under the Urban Greening and Beautification Corporation, which was set up by the state government for protection and planning of all urban vacant lands, municipal lands, parks, green zones and to manage them effectively by establishing parks, urban forestry and herbal plantations etc., in all the Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) of the state, the GMC took the initiative to develop Manasa Sarovar Park along with Gandhi parks and appointed consultancies for getting designs.
After hiring the services of a Mumbai-based firm Kishore Pradhan Architects for giving designs and DPR for the development of the Manasa Sarova Park and on receiving the same, the GMC Commissioner S Nagalakshmi along with Urban Greening and Beautification Corporation Managing Director Chandrasekhar Reddy and the representatives of Kishore Pradhan Architects made a field visit to the park on Saturday and discussed about the infrastructure development in the park.
Nagalakshmi said that after receiving the DPR, they had suggested some changes, and the agency will submit a final master plan regarding the development of the park. “We are going to prepare the estimations by the end of August and will take up the development works in a phased manner under the guidance of Urban Greening and Beautification Corporation,” she said.
The commissioner said that works including laying fencing around the park, vehicle parking places, toys for children, games, boating and several amusement designs will come up in the park.