SMC has decided to set up libraries in all seven zones of the city on the lines of Narmad central library located on the Ghod dod road of the city for the benefit of thousands of students.
“We have taken this decision to save time of number of readers who have to travel all the way to Narmad library for their reading purpose. We are planning to set up well equipped libraries in all the zones so students from across the city would get all the facilities and books they require in the proximity of their homes,” said an official from SMC.
At present Narmad library boosts of more than 2.75 lakh books and more than 50,000 members. It has a daily foot fall of more than 1200 students on daily basis and more than 25,000 books are taken by people on daily basis by students and other readers from the library.
SMC officials have decided to take up this project on priority basis and would construct the library buildings on the vacant SMC plots. In Katargam is it planning to convert its old zone office in to Library.
“We plan to have one Narmad library in each zone so that old habit of reading is re developed among youth of the city,” said an official.