The Corporation’s decision to lease out parks for maintenance has paid off.
What’s it about? Several parks across the city have been spruced up since maintenance has been outsourced to private contractors by the Corporation. Now, it maintains only 107, while 738 have been contracted out. Places like Anna Nagar Tower Park and Bougainvilla Park have improved.
- The Corporation reviews the parks each week. If there’s poor maintenance of the greenery and facilities, fines are imposed.
- Between April and October this year, the Corporation collected ₹18.75 lakh in fines from private contractors. It pays the contractors ₹7.06 per square metre as maintenance fees.
Feedback: One resident of Anna Nagar said the Tower and Bougainvilla Parks are well maintained. S Suresh of the United Residents Association in Ambattur said the lawns, play area, and benches are well maintained at the Tiruvengadam Nagar park. One resident of Old Washermenpet said the Aringar Anna Park needs better maintenance.