Published On : Sat, Apr 22nd, 2017

Rs 4.50 crore facelift plan for Kasturchand Park gets in-principle approval

The historical and monumental Kasturchand Park is soon going to be a jewel in the crown of Orange City as in-principle approval has been granted for development and beautification of the Park. The facelift is likely to cost around Rs 4.50 crore. The historic status of the Kasturchand Park would be maintained while carrying out the beautification work.

During a meeting held at the office of District Collector on Friday, the beautification design was given the in-principle approval in the presence of Guardian Minister Chandrashekhar Bawankule. On May 4, the design will be presented before the Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis who is likely to gave his nod for the Kasturchand Park development and beautification project. The selected design has been created by students of two colleges. After getting approval from the Chief Minister the entire proposal would be submitted to the Heritage Conservation Committee for final approval. The Committee member P S Patankar, who was present in the meeting, exuded confidence that the Heritage Committee will give its seal of approval for the project as the historic significance of the Kasturchand Park will be maintained duri?g the facelift.

The proposal to beautify Kasturchand Park includes creation of heritage walk, mud walk, cycle track, parking space, public amenities, sitting areas, play space for kids, green gym, public plaza and a 120X40 foot LED screen to showcase films of national importance and documentaries to make it a most vibrant and attractive open place of the Central India.

In the meeting, the students whose designs were selected for the beautification of Kasturchand Park were felicitated at the hands of Chandrashekhar Bawankule.