A first-of-its kind Linear Park being developed in Pal-Adajan by Surat Municipal Corporation (SMC) at an estimated cost of Rs 7 crore will match the standards of those in the western countries. The park is expected to become an ideal choice for thousands of residents in Pal and Adajan when it is opened for walking, jogging and cycling in August.
This scenic walkway, being developed in two phases, boasts of a separate children play area, landscaping and horticulture, jogging and cycling tracks. The first phase of the park starts from Galaxy Circle to Pal Lake and the other one from Pal Lake to Palanpur canal. The SMC has also taken up the work of beautification of Pal Lake at a cost of Rs 3.55 crore. The lake is being developed on the theme of ‘celebrating water’.
There will be attractions of tiny mountains and state-of-the-art sculptors in the parks. Each park is 750 metre long and will be a cool retreat for the residents from nearby bustling streets. The first phase of the project is almost over. The total length of both the parks is around 1.5 km.
There is a wide road on both sides of the parks for vehicular traffic. The children play area will have a specialized rubber-mat flooring, which will be used for the first time in the city.
D M Jariwala, executive engineer, Rander zone: “We plan to inaugurate the first phase of Linear Park in August. The second park is expected to be ready by this year-end.”
Jariwala added, “The Linear Park concept has been adopted from the developed countries. Linear parks are an oasis away from the hustle and bustle of the city.”