CM Stalin inaugurates Independence Day Park in Chennai on the banks of Buckingham Canal

File photograph – CM MK Stalin

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Chennai: In honor of the seventy fifth anniversary of Indian independence, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin on Monday inaugurated the “Suthanthira Thirunal Amudha Peruvizha Ponga,” or Independence Day Park, initially on the banks of the Buckingham Canal between Kasturba and Thiruvanmiyur MRTS railway stations. .
The two.1-km park, which was constructed by the Tamil Nadu authorities for Rs 18.71 crore, features a Miyawaki forest, a kids’s play space and a devoted cycle lane amongst different points of interest. In keeping with a authorities announcement, further facilities embody an open health club, a badminton court docket, LED lights, wall artwork and a mock fountain. The park additionally has a separate space the place kids can observe martial arts from Silambattam, in addition to an outside theater for cultural occasions.
A number of distinguished officers together with MP Tamizhachi Thangapandian, Municipal Administration Minister KN Nehru, Larger Schooling Minister Okay Ponmudi, Chennai Mayor R Priya, Chennai Company Commissioner Gagandeep Singh Bedi and others attended the perform.

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Chief Minister Stalin claimed on Twitter that the park is one other addition to the Singara Chennai 2.0 scheme.

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) authorities’s pet undertaking, Singara Chennai 2.0, goals to beautify town by specializing in a clear and inexperienced Chennai. As a part of its Singara Chennai 2.0 programme, the state authorities in January handed a authorities order to arrange 23 parks at a value of Rs 18.48 crore and improve 5 others at a value of Rs 5.95 crore.

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