COIMBATORE: The City Corporation has decided to carry out development works at VOC park with the help of Tamil Nadu Agriculture University.
Mayor P Rajkumar, Commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan and Tamil Nadu Agricultural University (TNAU) Vice-Chancellor K Ramasamy visited the park to inspect the same on Friday.
Mayor Rajkumar asked the horticulture department of TNAU to prepare a Detailed Project Report (DPR) advising them to develop green cover and grow varieties of plants at the park.
According to sources, the VOC Park is spread across 4.5 acres of land and is a low cost entertainment destination for Coimbatore locals.
The civic body also asked the department to conduct a study to plant medicinal plants at the senior Citizen Park. Once the Tamil Nadu Agricultural University completes the DPR, it will be sent to the State government for fund allotment.
“We will bring native and imported flower plants to the park. Since the park attracts visitors round the year, we want to offer a visual treat for visitors by having plants that will flower throughout the year,” said Ramasamy.
Architects from private colleges also accompanied the officials in the inspection. The civic body requested their support for developing the park.
Meanwhile, the civic body has stepped up its mosquito control measures to control dengue cases in the city. The measures come in the wake of a fogging operation soon after a dengue death was reported in Madurai Corporation.
Corporation Commissioner K Vijayakarthikeyan monitored the fogging operation at Kamarajar Nagar near RS Puram in the city on Friday.
“So far the city has witnessed one or two positive cases. we have started the fogging operation effectively to control the spread of the diseases,” said the Commissioner.