The millennium city may lack its very basic civic infrastructure such as adequate water, parking lots, good roads, master sewerage and drainage lines, but the Haryana Urban Development Authority (HUDA) is giving them an amusement park worth Rs 100 crore.
The authority has invited bids from international infrastructure and leisure park development companies to set up an “architecturally marvellous iconic structure” on the lines of Eiffel Tower of Paris and other structure across the world to give Gurgaon a global identification.
HUDA administrator Nitin K. Yadav said an expression of interest has been floated and bids invited from global players for the ambitious amusement park project.
Divided at two locations within the city on a total of 58 acres, this project, Yadav said, would have world-class fun facilities such as joyrides, swings, water slides and fun games for children.
HUDA has also reactivated its plans of constructing its own high-rise, HUDA Towers.
“We have identified about 58 acres of land divided at two locations in Sector 29 and 52A for the amusement park. Divided in two parts, the project in Sector 29 will have an iconic structure on the line of the ones on the basis of certain cities of the world are identified. For example, Eiffel Tower denotes Paris, Taj Mahal represents Agra , and Qutub Minar represents New Delhi,” the HUDA administrator said.
When asked about the inadequate and incomplete basic civic amenities in the city, Yadav said the projects such as amusement park would not drift his focus from the city’s civic requirements.
“We already have our plans in place for providing the Gurgaon residents uninterrupted water supply, smooth ride on roads and enough space for parking their vehicles,” he said.
“We are on the verge of completing the construction of the master sewerage and storm water drainage lines that had been in the lurch due to litigation of land at some places. Sanitation and beautification of the city would be another priority on my list,” the administrator added.