Public parks in city crying for attention in Amritsar

Posted at: Jul 31, 2017, 1:04 AM; last updated: Jul 31, 2017, 1:04 AM (IST)Stagnant water posing health hazard, garbage, non-functional swings common sight at most of the public parks

Amritsar, July 30

Most of the public parks in the city are in a bad shape, crying for the attention of the Municipal Corporation (MC).
The Sardar Raminder Singh Bularia Memorial Park, also known as Sakatri Bagh, in the Himatpura area of the city stands neglected for a long time. The area around its fountain has become a place for mosquito breeding as water accumulation here is a common sight. It not only spoils the scenic beauty of the park, but also poses threat to the health of people who come here on a regular basis. Adding to chaos is garbage in the stagnant water.
Another public park that has been a victim of the government apathy is the Beri Gate Park. Stagnated water at the entrance point welcomes people. Besides, waterlogging is there in the middle portion as well where people take a walk. It emanates foul smell, making it difficult for people to spend time.
Even the condition of swings meant for kids is deplorable. The park is in a major need of cleanliness. “Residents and associations manage their parks well. As it is the responsibility of the civic body to maintain public parks, the officials concerned should pay attention towards it,” said a local resident, who wished not to be named.

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