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He was speaking after inaugurating the Sambhavamurthy park at Gruhalakshmi layout and the Kuvempu park at BEML layout in Kamalanagar (ward no. 16) here on Saturday.
He said the BMP was doing its best to develop and upgrade parks in the city, and it was the citizens' responsibility to maintain them.
"We are spending crores of rupees to ensure that Bangalore's lost glory of being a `Garden city' is regained. But, the job doesn't end there. The parks have to maintained for future generations, and the BMP invites private parties to adopt parks," he said.
Mr. Nagaraj lauded the BEML Employees' Co-operative Society for spending Rs 1.10 lakh on providing a chain link fencing at the Kuvempu park, and wanted the society to adopt the park.
The Uttarhalli MLA, R. Ashok, the Opposition leader in the BMP Council, Syed Jameel Ahmed, the Kamalanagar corporator, M. Shivaraju, several former corporators, and the BMP Horticulture Superintendent (West), Krishna, were present.
The Kuvempu park has been developed at a cost of Rs. 8 lakh. Apart from the chain link fencing, landscaping has also been completed.
Work on the pathway is yet to be taken up.
The Sambhavamurthy park has been upgraded with a pathway, jogging track, landscaping, and chain link fencing at the cost of Rs. 5.5 lakh.
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