The park is built around the concept of kattes (a space where people can sit and chat). Many people, including the police, are posted at
However, not many people are willing to spend time after 7pm at this space anymore because there are no lights. And the irony is that many people cannot see the statue of Gandhi because it is too dark around the statue of Gandhi. As part of the development plan, BBMP installed lights for people to hang out under the gazebo and also facilitated a colorful automated system but none worked because there was no
“It was as dark as if there were no lights. The
Heavily criticized by the BBMP administration for being indifferent to the maintenance of the park, HM Venkatesh, a social activist, claimed that the BBMP authorities had forgotten the existence of Gandhi Park after creating conditions. issue money to the contractor. “The BBMP doesn’t care if Gandhi Park is properly maintained. They spent public money to develop the park and forgot about it very quickly,” Venkatesh said.
Emphasizing that the BBMP doesn’t need to spend taxpayer money on the park being in good condition, Ashok K, a rickshaw driver, also said that the park’s lack of electricity was an insult to community. Father of the Nation. “It was shocking to learn that Gandhi Park had been without power for more than 15 days,” he said.
BBMP and the Minister of Energy must immediately direct BESCOM to restore power to Gandhi Park. We are celebrating the 76th Independence Day. Is it fair to keep the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the dark?
— JM Veerasangaiah, Sangha of Karnataka Rajya Raitha
Blame BBMP for negligence, Karnataka
However, BBMP’s (Project) Supervisory Engineer Hemalatha said that she will direct the operations engineer to visit the site and revert to her. “The maintenance of Gandhi Park is entrusted to an agency. I’m not aware of the no light problem here. I’ll look into it,” Hemalatha said.