Residents need extra inexperienced cowl at Chennai’s Shenoy Nagar park | Chennai Information

Residents want more green cover at Chennai's Shenoy Nagar park | Chennai News

CHENNAI: Justice M Dhandapani of the Madras Excessive Court docket visited Thiru. vi. ka Park at Shenoy Nagar on Saturday morning and inspected the restoration work undertaken by Chennai Metro Rail Restricted (CMRL). M A Siddique, managing director of CMRL and different officers who accompanied the decide elaborated on the work executed by CMRL within the park for the reason that development of the Shenoy Nagar underground metro station there. Residents additionally met the decide and requested the inexperienced cowl be elevated within the park.
Earlier this month, resident and Madras Excessive Court docket former decide Okay P Sivasubramaniam wrote to the court-appointed amicus curiae Chevanan Mohan expressing his dissatisfaction over the restoration by CMRL within the park.
The 8.8-acre park, which was the lung area for Shenoy Nagar residents, was closed in 2011 for the development of the Shenoy Nagar underground metro station with CMRL promising to revive the park. However simply when residents thought the park could be restored and opened, CMRL started digging the remainder of the parking area to assemble an underground passenger facilities centre. As many as 242 timber had been axed and 56 had been translocated through the years.
Pictures and movies posted on-line of the park earlier than it was closed in 2011 confirmed the park had concrete buildings restricted to strolling tracks, areas for yoga and different actions and benches surrounded by tall shade-giving and deep-rooted timber the place guests may loosen up. The park now has extra concrete buildings and no tall timber. Massive deep-rooted timber could by no means be planted within the park as there’s an underground facility. Aside from the lack of greenery within the park, the residents stated the water desk depth has additionally dropped for the reason that development of the underground metro station
“They’ve shrubs and small crops, which do not contribute a lot to nature. The restoration is an eyewash. It seems to be like a theme park, not a park filled with greenery prefer it was. The park was virtually like how Semmozhi Poonga seems to be now. CMRL may have spared the park,” Dr Shanmugaraj, a Shenoy Nagar resident for greater than 4 a long time. “CMRL should take up one other massive area and create a park inside the metropolis limits to compensate for the lack of greenery,” he added.

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