Physical activities

New Delhi City Council to upgrade parks to promote physical activities

In an effort to provide green spaces and promote physical activities and yoga to the public, the New Delhi City Council (NDMC) has proposed to redevelop and upgrade 27 small residential parks in Laxmi Bai Nagar and 30 parks on the Gole market.

The redevelopment, beautification and upgrading of the parks will be completed by March 2023, NDMC officials said. The main objective of this project is to make these parks accessible to the public and to support them mentally and physically in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, they said.

“Covid pandemic has changed human behavior around the world and to help people stay healthy and maintain their mental and physical health during the pandemic, NDMC decided to redesign these parks with planting, greenery, flower, furniture urban, open gymnasium, cycle tracks and space to do yoga, so people can engage in outdoor activities while maintaining physical distance,” said NDMC Vice President Satish Upadhyay.

Parks and green spaces improve the quality of life for city dwellers in several ways. They promote active lifestyles that reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and other chronic health conditions, he added.

“I will personally take suggestions and feedback from morning walkers, nature lovers and stakeholders for the improvement of these great gardens. The NDMC works tirelessly to make the region a global benchmark for a capital city.

In addition, NDMC plans to redevelop all of its main gardens – Nehru Park, Lodhi Garden, Talkatora Garden and Sanjay Jheel – as “world class” gardens.