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Open space under Kalkaji, Nehru Place flyovers beautified

New Delhi: Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Sunday inaugurated open spaces underneath Kalkaji and Nehru Place flyovers, which have been beautified and once used to be a haven for anti-social elements, encroachers and squatters.
South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has so far developed spaces under 12 flyovers, at a cost of Rs 7.82 crore. "Work to beautify these spaces was completed within nine months," a senior SDMC official said.
He further informed that the space under Kalkaji flyover is 160 m long and 50 m wide, and was developed for Rs 50 lakh, while the space under Nehru Place flyover is 190 m long and 25 m wide, and an amount of Rs 62 lakh was spent to beautify it.
"The space under Nehru Place flyover is the first in the country where outdoor musical instruments have been provided for the public.
"Boundary walls with designed grills, internal walkways, sculptures on the newly-constructed platforms, bollard and flood lights focussing on sculptures, landscape, grassing, layers of pebbles and musical instruments are some of the features of spaces under Nehru Place flyover," he said.
Releasing a booklet on the beautified spaces under flyovers and developed parks, Baijal heaped praises on SDMC for undertaking the beautification, further asking the civic body to beautify spaces under all remaining flyovers under its jurisdiction in 2018.
"The beautification drive carried out by SDMC will go a long way in showcasing the city during the ASEAN Summit in January 2018," Baijal said.
"All the spaces under flyovers had developed with a different theme such as Make in India, Yoga, Meditation, Wildlife, Children Park and Teachings of Gandhi Ji. The spaces are now being used in evening by the localities for a walk and spending their quality time," the official said.
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