CHENNAI: A joggers’ park-cum-swimming pool in West Tambaram locality is all set to be opened for public use, more than two years after it was constructed, following the end of a litigation.
The park located on Kulakkarai Street in Arputham Nagar of Kadaperi was constructed at a cost of `57 lakh.
Though work was completed in late 2012, the gates to the park remained shut without being of any use to the public.
“When it was constructed, we thought it would be a great facility to have in our locality. Elders could walk in the morning, catch some fresh air and children too could have fun swimming in the pool,” said R Ramkumar, a local resident.
However, a suit was filed in the Madras High Court soon after work was completed, alleging that the work order was issued without calling for tender.
However, Tambaram Municipality officials told City Express that after a two-and-a-half-year battle, the charges and the lawsuit were dismissed.
“We will open the park in the coming days,” said municipality commissioner N Ravichandran, without mentioning a date.
However, the park will need renovation and facelift after the two years of disuse. The water in the swimming pool has turned green over time while unchecked floral growth stands to hinder joggers’ movement inside the park.