First park for persons with disabilities to open in Nalgonda crossroads soon

Asia-Pacific, Built Environment, July 13 2017

HYDERABAD: The city is all set to take its first steps towards becoming a tad more accessible for persons with disabilities with Telangana’s first-of-its-kind park for persons with disabilities, the National Disabled Park, all set to open its doors soon.

Built by the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) over 1.03 acres at Nalgonda crossroads at Malakpet, the park is specially designed for people with  disabilities. The park, will house a statue of Louis Braille (the inventor of Braille), and will have a recreation zone with rides, gardens and play fields. The recreation zone has been designed in such a way that it can be used by people with mobility disabilities

“The pedestrian pathways and the amphitheatre have been designed in such a way that people with disabilities can easily navigate a wheel chair without any problems,” said a GHMC official. Though the gardens and play fields included in the recreation zone are ready , the rides are yet to be installed. The park will also have events centre, first aid stations and nursery.

GHMC has fixed Rs 28.20 lakh for the annual maintenance of the park, of which 75% shall be borne by GHMC and 25% will come by way of donations. The park was built after an NGO, Friendly Environment the Disabled for requested for a park to suit the needs of people with disabilities.

Source: Times of India

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