The open space near Maurya Circle has been renovated by the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) to prevent it from being used as a garbage dumping spot.
Story so far: The BBMP rebuilt Gandhi Park at Maurya Circle, one of the key protest locations in Bengaluru, adding an amphitheatre, a vibrant automated watering system, and a gazebo with seating. The project cost the BBMP ₹1.23 crore. The area has been renovated after Seshadri Road’s white topping was finished a few months ago and left an empty, open space close to the junction.
- According to officials, the initiative was designed by Sensing Local, an urban living lab, The Hull, a private architecture firm, and the BBMP.
- A corporation will be awarded the space as part of a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project and will be responsible for maintaining it for two years.
Resident responses: The authorities received praise from the public for reclaiming the vacant 13,000 square feet and converting it into a public area. The BBMP also has plans to create such public places throughout the city.
(Image credits: Nihar Thakkar’s Twitter post)