Bhubaneswar: While the extremely severe cyclonic storm Fani left its destructive trail in the capital city, Bhubaneswar revived the major parks across the city days after the cyclone struck the state.
The Bhubaneswar Development Authority (BDA) restored ten major parks in Bhubaneswar which will now be open to the public.
The parks that went through renovation are- Biju Patnaik Park, Indira Gandhi Park, Buddha Jayanti Park, Mahatma Gandhi Park, Kelucharan Mohapatra Park, Kharvel Park, Madhusudan Das Park, Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose Park and K8 Kalinga Nagar Park and Shyama Prasad Mukharjee Park.
The parks were torn by the cyclone Fani and generated a huge cache of green waste as a large number of trees were uprooted by the 200 kmph wind brought by the cyclone.
The BDA had to use 10 excavators and around 200 labourers to clean the waste and around 1,000 tonnes of green garbage from the 10 parks.
Besides this, the green waste generated from Biju Patnaik Park itself took 80 people to clean and 200 trips on a tractor to be dumped.
While there are more than 120 parks across the city, BDA has 57 parks, the rest 63 belongs to Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation.
BDA manages the big/central parks, the small and community, and colony–based parks are managed by BMC.
Notably, the extra load of green waste from the roadside and city parks have put an extra load on the temporary transit station (TTS) near Sainik School.