Because the tussle over whether or not vehicular motion must be allowed inside Cubbon Park continues, volunteers of Site visitors Free Cubbon Park marketing campaign have began reaching out to elected representatives for a ‘Deepavali reward’.
The reward they’re searching for is a traffic-free Cubbon Park. They’re gathering letters, addressed to the Chief Minister, expressing opposition to vehicular motion contained in the park.
Prabha Dev, one of many volunteers, stated that that they had already reached out to metropolis MLAs and MLCs. Many had agreed to help the trigger, and a few had even despatched letters supporting the trigger.
“We expect a response from all of them. As soon as we get the letters of help, we’ll submit a memorandum to the CM with the letters from MLAs and MLCs,” Ms. Dev stated and added that it was being accomplished in a democratic means.
“We additionally protested and we didn’t wish to simply finish it there. Therefore now we have taken up this initiative because the State authorities is adamant on permitting site visitors contained in the park.”
Volunteers say that the distinctive marketing campaign has been getting a constructive response with numerous MLAs, together with S. Raghu and Sowmya Reddy amongst others, agreeing to formally lengthen help to the trigger.
Talking to The Hindu, C.V. Raman Nagar MLA S. Raghu stated that the additional time as a consequence of a pradakshine across the park, if vehicular motion inside is banned, wouldn’t take greater than 3-Four minutes. “By banning vehicular motion, we is not going to solely save prime lung house however we may also be venerating the park by placing a pradakshine and setting a fantastic precedent,” he stated.
In her letter addressed to the Chief Minister, Jayanagar MLA Sowmya Reddy has said that like Lalbagh even Cubbon Park ‘must be saved as generational fairness’.
“These utilizing the park as a thoroughfare ought to keep away from it in any respect prices and as an alternative let pedestrians, elders and youngsters cherish the open house. A prerequisite for dreary cramped city life,” the letter said.
Cubbon Park, which was closed for vehicular motion since imposition of the lockdown, was opened for vehicular site visitors from the second week of September. Normal public, many consultants and environmentalists and activists have been preventing for years to transform the park right into a “no site visitors zone”.