Tiruchirapalli City Corporation has planned to set up eateries at Green Park being established at Panchapur to attract visitors.
The park is coming up adjacent to the city’s massive sewage treatment farm, off the Tiruchi-Madurai national highway, on about five acres of land at the 200-acre sewage farm and the civic body is planning to develop it as a small amusement facility. Work is under way on planting saplings and creating other amenities.
A variety of saplings and herbal plant species will be raised at the park, which will have a meditation hall, a small zoological park, a toy train, and models of the Seven Wonders of the World. The corporation has invited city residents to participate in the initiative by sponsoring a sapling by contributing Rs. 3,000.
Meanwhile, the civic body has drawn up a proposal to establish eateries and fruit juice stalls through private contractors at the park. Six eateries, including one offering traditional Indian food items, are planned. Once the proposal is approved by the corporation council, the civic body will initiate the process of granting licence to private parties interested in setting up the eateries. The private firms will be required to set up semi-permanent structures at their own expense for running the eateries.