The residents of Kaushambi are all set to get a sports park complete with a football field and volleyball and basketball courts by September 15. Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has started work on the park, which had been lying vacant for the last 25 years.
However, according to officials, the park was earlier designated to have a swimming pool. “The GDA’s initial plan was to develop a swimming pool in the park. But the residents said it would not be feasible. It is therefore being developed as a sports park,” said Vijay Yadav, GDA’s vice chairman.
According to Yadav, the park will have a walking track on its periphery, a 65m x 32.5m football field, a volleyball court and a basketball court.
“The park will have an internal boring to ensure a dependable sprinkler system. Once it’s constructed, the park will be handed over to residents for maintenance,” said Yadav.
With a population of about 13,000, Kaushambi currently has only one central park, which was constructed in 1990.
Construction work is on
Meanwhile, work on construction of roads, new sewer lines and height barriers, has also started in the locality. “Construction work is going on in Kaushambi as per the orders of the National Green Tribunal (NGT) and the high court. A road is being built in front of Wave Cinemas and sewer lines will be laid on all eastern peripheries of Kaushambi, including the commercial complexes,” said DK Sinha, additional municipal commissioner, Ghaziabad.
On May 13 this year, the NGT had ordered the civic authorities to provide complete sewer connectivity to Kaushambi while hearing a petition filed by Kaushambi Apartments Residents Welfare Association.
However, the work on erection of height barriers was started only on Wednesday. “The tender process took some time causing a delay in the erection of height barriers on Dr Burman Road. A U-turn will also be built before the height barriers for the convenience of buses,” he added.