Corporation installs a musical fountain spending Rs.15 lakh

Vijayawada Municipal Corporation (VMC), in a bid to provide a pleasant experience to visitors at Rajiv Gandhi Park, has installed a musical fountain, and re-launched, on Monday, the ‘joy train' which was defunct for the last two years.

The corporation spent Rs.15 lakh on the musical fountain, and roped in a private player to operate the ‘joy train' on BoT basis. The musical fountain would function from 7.30 p.m. to 8 p.m. everyday.

The VMC will spend Rs.3 crore for renovation of the Rajiv Gandhi Park and a few more parks in the city.

The new works were expected to be completed in the next six months.


Renovation of play equipment, providing food courts, and eateries were some of the proposals.

An air-conditioned (AC) meeting hall, constructed at a cost of Rs.10 lakh in Brindavan Colony, was also thrown open for activities of public health wing of the Corporation.

The VMC was planning to use the AC hall for conducting training sessions for Asha workers, ANMs, and health workers. The VMC also provided waiting rooms for the doctors and toilets at the meeting hall. Vijayawada (East) MLA Y. Ravi inaugurated the AC meeting hall, while Vijayawada (West) MLA Velampalli Srinivasa Rao inaugurated the musical fountain and joy train.

Municipal Commissioner G. Ravi Babu, Executive Engineers J. V. Ramakrishna and Om Prakash, and VAS Z. Srinivasa Rao were present.

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