Children residing in Old Delhi, Paharganj, Karol Bagh and surrounding areas will soon get an amusement park in their area.
Taking a cue from Children’s Park at India Gate, the Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD) on Friday approved a proposal for converting a large chunk of vacant land near Sadar Bazaar into a park with several rides and swings. The plot measuring 5.5 acre was lying vacant after the Idgah Abattoir was shifted to Ghazipur. However, the proposal has not been appreciated by Congress councillors.
Standing Committee chairman of MCD Yogender Chandolia has asked the MCD commissioner to prepare a detailed report and submit it by December. The proposal was mooted by BJP councillors Imran Ismail from Qasab Pura ward and Suman Kumar Gupta from Chandni Chowk on Friday.
“The park will not only promote greenery in and around the area but will also provide an all-around better livable environment for the residents. The children too will get a place to play,” Imran Ismail said, adding, “Half of the land should be allocated for creating facilities similar to Children’s Park at India Gate.”
However, Congress councillor from Bazaar Sita Ram, Mehmood Zia, opposed the move of the BJP-led MCD. “It should wait to ensure that in case land is required for setting up a slaughterhouse, it should be used for that purpose,” he said.