Nashik : The construction work of garden at Panchak which has been approved under central government’s Amrut Yojana is in final stage. This work will be completed by July 31. In addition, work of Tavali Phata garden will also be completed by January. A proposal has been prepared to develop Vasant Kanetkar garden on Gangapur Road, informed Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna.
Last year, central government gave its approval for construction of garden on 6 acres of land at Panchak under Amrut Yojana. It approved fund of Rs. 1 crore for this. Former Mayor Ashok Murtadak and corporator Ashok Satbhai took joint efforts to get approval. The tender process for this work was completed thereafter and contractor company had speeded up the work. Municipal Commissioner Abhishek Krishna inspected construction work of the garden along with garden department chief B U More. He took information about completed work and work that remains. The Municipal Commissioner issued orders to complete the work by July 31.
Informing about this garden, the Municipal Commissioner stated that tree plantation work is going on at a fast pace. Construction of toilet, platforms and other civil works is pending and it will be completed soon. In addition, NMC has undertaken construction of DP road heading to the garden. It spent a fund of Rs. 63 lakh for this and proposal will be sent to get the fund of Rs. 32 lakh for additional work. Planning has been done to complete all work by July 31 and to open the garden for citizens on August 15.
Informing that after completion of garden work at Panchak, construction work of garden in Tavali Phata area in Makhmalabad Shivar on 17 acres of land will begin soon, the Municipal Commissioner said that tender process of this work has been finalised and this work will be completed till January, 2018. A proposal regarding development of Vasant Kanetkar garden at Gangapur will also be sent to the Centre and money which will be saved from gardens at Panchak and Tavali Phata will be used for this. Due to this, both gardens will be developed, he added.