While we’re talking about the BBMP, let’s look into its various renovation projects across the city.
What’s in store: The JP Park renovation project costs ₹37 crores and promises a 1,500 open theatre, a toy train, a colonial-style railway station, a convention centre, a clocktower and a children’s play area. Work on the theatre was completed in 3 months. The whole project is expected to end by December.
Other works: Despite the public outrage over making the Mallathahalli Lake a tourist spot, the ₹59 crore project is moving along without any major hitches. The project entails the construction of a compound wall around the lake, a glasshouse, another toy train, a floating bridge and parking facilities.
- Criticism: For one, environmentalists say that the project ignores high court orders which prohibit any work in the lake. The project might also affect the water holding capacity of the lake which will adversely affect the water scarcity in the city.