Port Blair, May 11: The Member of Parliament, Shri. Kuldeep Rai Sharma has requested the Chief Secretary to build a community Park at Bathu Basthi behind the Municipal parking area on the land presently lying vacant.

In a letter addressed to the Chief Secretary the Member of Parliament mentioned that due to non-availability of a community park in Bathu Basthi, Pathergudda, Prothrapur, Dollygunj, Brichgunj, Austinabad and adjoining areas, the common people including Sr. citizens, children and youths are unable to avail recreational and entertainments facilities.

He added that many people of all age groups including Sr. citizens, kids and school going students are compelled either to go to Gandhi Park or Marina parks at Aberdeen Bazar for their recreation, entertainment and physical activities which are far away and not convenient.

Hence, the Member of Parliament requested the Chief Secretary to create a community park having recreational facilities at the prime location of Bathi Basthi area so that it could be put into community use.

He pointed out that a huge portion of revenue land behind Municipal parking place at Bathu Basthi Ward No.19 is lying vacant and the said place is most suitable for Community Park for the people residing in Bathu Basthi Pathergudda, Garacharma, Birdline, Prothrapur, Dollygunj, Brichgunj, Austinabad and its surrounding villages.

He requested to earmark the entire vacant land behind the Municipal Parking place at Bathu Basthi Ward No.19, for constructing Community park under Port Blair Smart City Project fund by installing recreational equipment similar to the equipment installed at Joggers Park, Shadipur, Marina Park, Gandhi Park etc.