Bhilai, Oct 12: Bhilai Mayor Neeraj Pal and Municipal Commissioner Rohit Vyas also inspected the pond located near Ramnagar Muktidham. The pond spread over an area of about 21 acres is to be beautified as per the unanimous decision passed by the MiC. The beautification work of ponds in the city has already been initiated. The pond located at Ramnagar Muktidham is divided into two parts because of the pathway almost in the middle. Efforts are on to give a natural look to the pond. The pond will have ample resources for recreation and enjoyment and will be the main attraction for the city. This pond is bigger in size to other ponds, due to which there is immense possibilities of beautification. This pond will be rejuvenated at a cost of Rs 2.5 crores. It is noteworthy that Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel had announced an amount to beautify the ponds, which is being implemented expeditiously. The Mayor has given instructions to complete the departmental processes for this at the earliest. Amenities for people in pond beautification include walkway, attractive plants, post lamp, garden chair for sitting, gazebo, flower pot, landscaping, wall fountain, fencing for safe surrounds, grand attractive gate, high mask light for illumination of the entire area, paver-blocked pathway, toilet facilities, construction of ghat in view of Chhath festival, facility of changing rooms, park for children’s play etc. will be available.
The Mayor and the Commissioner, during their joint inspection also inspected the Sanjay Nagar Pond and ground and Sheetla Pond in Supela. Better planning is also being done regarding the beautification of Sanjay Nagar pond, while the work of Sheetla pond of Supela is also towards the final stage. Additional Commissioner Ashok Dwivedi, Superintending Engineer Deepak Joshi, Zone Commissioner Pooja Pillay and Manish Gaikwad, Health Officer Dharmendra Mishra, Executive Engineer Kuldeep Gupta, Assistant Engineer Arvind Sharma, Mayor’s personal secretary Wasim Khan and Deputy Engineer Arpit Banjare were present during the inspection.