Chandigarh, December 15:- Smt. Kirron Kher, Member Parliament, UT, Chandigarh today laid down the foundation stone of open air theatre & green park, Sector 48 C&D, Chandigarh in presence of Smt. Asha Jaswal, Mayor, Sh. Anil Kumar Dubey, Deputy Mayor, Sh. Davesh Moudgil, former Deputy Mayor & area councilor, Sh. N.P. Sharma, Superintending Engineer B&R, other councilors, senior officers of MC and prominent residents of the area.

While addressing the gathering Smt. Kirron Kher appreciated the speedy work done by Municipal Corporation for all the projects taken in hand. She said that MC is developing new projects very fast manner. She said that Chandigarh is a beautiful city, known by its greenery, cleanliness and its residents.

Stressing upon the need of cleanliness, she said that it is responsibility of every citizen to keep their surroundings neat and clean and maintain their city cleanest. She said that MC is providing world class community centres, parks, open air gyms near by the doorsteps of city residents as per the needs and comforts and the people should share equal responsibility to keep the public properties clean and safe as their own houses.

She said that the open air theatre will be a boon for the local artists to showcase their talent and polish their art more beautifully. She said that with the provision of this facility the local residents can also enjoy the theatre items.

The Mayor said that the Municipal Corporation is developing green parks better and better from the last ones. She requested the area residents to take the responsibility for upkeep of the parks as their own property. She said that green parks will be meant to cater the needs of area residents and to keep these parks neat and clean is their prime responsibility. She said that MCC has changed the picture of City beautiful with providing world class facilities like community centers, developing green belts and parks and making the basic amenity provision policies people friendly etc.

She also requested to download Swachhata MoHUA app and be an active user in it by giving voteup and feedback after resolving the complaints.

Earlier, Sh. Davesh Moudgil welcomed the chief guest and other prominent persons on the occasion. He said that the green park will be constructed covering area of 7.34 acres having 1.76 km footpath and 1596 Sqm. area for parking of near about 70 cars. Rupees 481.05 lacs estimated expenditure will be incurred in this project under AMRUT scheme.

He said that the green park will be best of its kind in Chandigarh and will have a open air theatre also with a capacity of 1000 seating numbers. He said that it was a good project in the beautification stream in the city and area residents will enjoy it most. He said that good quality facilities will be provided in all the open air theatre with providing best structures and toilet blocks and other facilities as per requirement.