Nagpur: The historical Chitnis Park in Mahal and Yeshwant Stadium in Sitabuldi are in for a major facelift as Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule on Monday directed the NMC Administration to prepare development proposals to the tune of Rs 150 crore. The firms who would be preparing the proposals were also present at the meeting.
“Chinis Park is one of the oldest parks in city. In view of the present inadequate space for parking of vehicles, the nearby people in the area face lot of difficulties. A number of big programmes and sports competitions are organized at the Park but it lacked several facilities. Hence a planned development of Chitnis Park is needed. A proposal of Rs 50 crore covering all the necessary facilities needed at the Park should be prepared at the earliest. The ground floor should be reserved for parking arrangement and which facilities should be at the multi-storied complex should be studied. The development of the Park should be done in such a way that the nearby people and traders are not put at difficulties,” Bawankule stressed.
On development of Yeshwant Stadium, Bawankule asked the NMC Administration to consult the experts and then prepare the proposal. The proposal is to the tune of Rs 100 crore covering all the necessary aspects. The Stadium too faces the parking problem. Whenever a large-scale programme is held, vehicular traffic goes haywire due to lack of parking arrangement. Yeshwant Stadium mainly hosts major sports events. Players also practice here. Similarly, NMC’s big programmes are also held in the Stadium. Situated at centrally located place, the Yeshwant Stadium is pride of the city and therefore must be developed in a major way, Bawankule said.