The Corporation will develop study spaces for IAS aspirants in some parks.
What’s it about? IAS aspirants in the city will soon have study spaces in some public parks with benches and lighting. For some aspirants, studying in cramped hostels hasn’t worked out, and they’ve been visiting parks in Anna Nagar to find a quiet place to study.
- Anna Nagar has more than 20 parks, and Chennai is home to many IAS aspirants from across India. They come to the city to prepare for the UPSC Civil services exams.
- Despite some complaints from residents of students occupying the parks, officials have begun installing benches and more lights. Some parks are also kept open for a longer time.
Necessity: With more IAS aspirants converging in the city, hostels accommodate more people to keep costs low. However, an increase in property tax and water charges has meant higher rates and taking in more people.