Ever since Telangana was formed, the government has emphasized developing lung spaces and developing various hitherto unused spaces into verdant spreads. Apart from many infrastructural projects, the government is also into developing parks big time.
Incidentally, out of the 1037 parks and green spaces under the GHMC limits, ten major parks are spread over five acres of land and 17 theme parks. Four hundred thirty-nine parks were developed after 2014.
In a new press release, GHMC has said that two urban forest parks and 56 theme parks are under various stages of development. The two urban forest parks will be located n Madannaguda near Shamshabad and Nagaram, while the 55 theme parks will be distributed across different parts of the city.
The Pranavayu urban forest park and the Sports Theme Park in Gajularamaram are a few examples of an urban forest park and a theme park. It is known that both these spaces have been inaugurated by MA & UD minister KT Rama Rao recently.
Animal kingdom park, a science theme park, a knowledge park, a topiary garden, a women’s park, an adventure theme park, a community park, a children’s park, and a golf theme park are some of the other themes under consideration. The inauguration of the parks will start sometime in February and go on till December. The parks are being developed at an estimated cost of Rs 130 crore.
The best part about these carefully developed lung spaces is that they will offer various facilities for all age groups like yoga centers, walkways, open gyms, lawns, washrooms, etc. Of late, GHMC has started using spaces under the flyovers to spread the green cover, and space under the Shaikpet flyover is now available for the public. Plans are on to convert the space under LB flyover soon.