Cubbon Park gets a Kalyani; park to host a flower show soon

Cubbon Park gets a Kalyani; park to host a flower show soon

Submitted by alvin on Sun, 2016-10-09 09:25 Bengaluru: The Horticultural Department is almost finished building a Kalyani (tank or step-well) near the entrance located on the Hudson Circle side. Following numerous complaints from the public, the department has decided to develop a tank in a 17-acre area in the park.Mahantesh Murgod, Deputy Director, Cubbon Park, said the Kalyani would take care of nuisance created by couples and water stagnation seen during monsoon. “Walkers used to complain about mosquito menace also. Now, we have developed a Kalyani in a 17-acre area that can store 9-lakh litres. We have spent Rs 75 lakhs to develop the area,” he said.The official said they were considering letting in fish to stop mosquito breeding and they had approached the fisheries department regarding it. “The area will also get a garden with varieties of creepers and tree saplings. There will be a walking track in the area. This apart the department will replace 350 sodium lights with LED lights,” he added.Continuing, he said the department would also place loudspeakers at various spots and CCTV cameras.” Instrumental music will be played in the morning hours. Once the CCTVs are connected, many announcements will be made through loudspeakers,” he said. Apart from that, the park will also play host to a flower show like last year. “A meeting was held to discuss the flower show at Cubbon Park on Children's Day. By the time the show starts, the 17-acre area would have been fully developed,” said Mahantesh.