After COVID Pandemic Diminishes Utilization of Public Parks, PMC Aims to Attract More Visitors – Punekar News


Aamir Wadwan Viman Nagar, September 1, 2022: The use of public parks has declined since the Covid-19 pandemic. The Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) said it aims to develop public and theme parks for recreational and aesthetic purposes. They also tend to allow photography and school trips to the garden to promote awareness. The PMC carries out the daily maintenance and organizes the management of the gardens of all the public parks. They also maintain horticultural items in gardens and saplings of ornamental plants in parks. The PMC has installed swings, slides and other rides for the enjoyment of children. PMC Assistant Garden Superintendent Shashikant Bamble said: “The public visiting the parks is regular as it was in the pre-covid-19 era. The maintenance of public parks is done regularly by the department. After bidding for maintenance labor, public parks will improve further as we currently have more gardens and less labor. Shashikant Dalvi, a resident of Viman Nagar and a member of an old people’s forum, said: “I have been visiting public parks for over 20 years. I regularly visit Swami Vivekanand Udyan in Viman Nagar to walk and attend meetings of the Elder Forum. The public park has a track, an open gym and rides for children. The PMC Garden department has done a good job in maintaining and developing the park. Pari Hamdule, Founder and Chairman of ORDO Healthcare, said, “The PMC should organize and promote awareness programs to attract more people to visit public parks. Also organize more school picnics to make the younger generation aware of the importance of nature and their practical knowledge. Continue reading


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