Ranchi Municipal corporation transforms abandoned park into whole new location in just 75 hrs


Ranchi Municipal Corporation in a 75 hour marathon transformation activity modified ‘Zakir Hussain Park’ from dump place into a park full of modern and sports facilities.

Ranchi: In order to create a sense of awareness among the people of Ranchi and show sensitivity of the highest order to improve the happiness quotient of citizens, Ranchi Municipal Corporation has modified the ‘Zakir Hussain Park’ from dump into a 75 hour marathon transformation activity. Space for a park full of modern and sports facilities. Once proposed for the development of a picket site, the above park is located in the heart of the city, near the Raj Bhavan. The park remained closed for more than eight years and gradually became a haven for wild bushes.

Chief Minister Hemant Soren, during a recent visit to the city’s streets, had directed the officials to take due care in creating a breathable urban space and take steps towards beautification of the capital city. As per the directions of the Chief Minister, the Ranchi Municipal Commission under the Directorate of Municipal Authorities, Jharkhand took up several projects to create a clean environment for the people of the city, to realize this a dedicated scheme named ‘Ramanik Ranchi’ was also launched. aim.

only 75 hours. The park was transformed into a completely new shape in

This year on 15 August 2021, India celebrated 75th Independence Day under the banner of ‘Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav’. On this occasion, Ranchi Municipal Commissioner Mukesh Kumar took up the challenge of converting this abandoned park into a clean, modern, breathable, comfortable space within 75 hours.

Local ward member Sunil Yadav said, “This park used to be a place of attraction in the area. Due to the location of the Collectorate and the District Court complex, the number of visitors here was also very high. People coming from different parts of the district to get their work done in the collectorate or court used to come and rest here. The park was abandoned due to lack of maintenance and neglect. After a while no one would like to come. After all, about 8 years ago this park was closed and deserted. At some point, this park was designated for development as a picketing site. But, this would have caused problems in the area. Thanks to the present government and the presiding municipal commissioner Mukesh Kumar, we have not only renovated our park, but they have also transformed this place into a better condition than we could have imagined.

Team effort and zeal to serve people made this work possible: Mukesh Kumar

Municipal Commissioner, Mukesh Kumar said, “On the occasion of 75th Independence Day, Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav, we took up the challenge to convert this deserted park into a place of activities within 75 hours. During this process a part of the park has been developed as Spice Garden, in which more than 100 saplings of 10 different types of spices have been planted. A large part of the renovation work done inside the park used waste materials such as tyres, plywood and other scrap materials.

To add, “Apart from the clean-up, parts of the park have been restored to their original condition, such as an old railway track of toy trains exposed during the renovation work. We did our best to restore it to its original condition. Colorful touches have been added to every corner to make the park a kid-friendly place. A dedicated play area has been created for the children. Additionally, we are trying to open a space inside the park where guests can have some breakfast or tea but that is still in the pipeline. We plan to find a way to ensure that the park remains a plastic waste free space and set an example for other parks in the city and state. It was a tough target to achieve, but we worked on a mission mode to meet the deadline. More than 100 personnel were involved in this process. It was a joint effort of our officers, our support staff, our sanitation workers, everyone. Now it makes us all proud to see what a team can achieve if we work with commitment and passion.”

First published:October 5, 2021, 7:28 pm

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