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By A Newsman

Kolkata, 30 September: BENGAL government has decided to develop 106 new parks in the state at an estimated cost of Rs 32 crore.

This is part of the state government’s plan to promote the concern of Green City Clean City and will be executed by the civic bodies spread all over the state, a statement issued from state secretariat Nabanna informed today.

The Municipal Engineering Directorate of the state municipal affairs department will provide technical support to the concerned civic bodies for this. The project includes construction of boundary wall, paved pathway, greenery, benches, hedge, sports and activity equipment for children.

Last year, the state government had sanctioned Rs 28 crore for developing 177 Parks in 54 urban areas in the state and those are now in the advanced stage of completion. Together with the 106 new parks sanctioned this year, these will facilitate around 470 acres of new green space in urban areas in the state.

In fact two parks from among the 177 projects taken up last year have been through open by Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her Hooghly visit on 29 September.

They are ~ Rs 10.28 lakh Milan Samity Park at Baidyabati Municipality covering an area of 518 sq metre and another park at Raja KL Goswami Road at Serampore Municipality covering an area of 1061 sq metre.  The second one has been set up a a cost of Rs 20.72 lakh.