A proposed Namma Eco-Fitness Trail inside Cubbon Park has its share of supporters and opponents.
Story so far: Discussions took place over the Bengaluru Moves Project, organised by the Swiss consulate for the proposed trail to assist walkers, joggers, and fitness enthusiasts. The discussions were initiated by Rajendra Kumar Kataria, principal secretary of the horticulture department.
- Umesh Kumar, president of the Cubbon Park Walkers’ Association opposed the proposal citing the already shrinking area. He said it’ll be a further hurdle for people using the park. Others said it would affect the park’s greenery.
- Some have welcomed the move. They said it wouldn’t affect the local ecology as it doesn’t involve any construction. Cubbon Park is an urban space and not a reserved forest.
Other issues: Among the other points of discussion were the necessity to ban canines at the park and a cap on the number of people who can enter it at a given time.