Tamil Nadu

Court takes up problems of small parks

The Madras High Court on Friday took suo motu cognisance of a report in The Hindu on maintenance of small parks in the city.

A Division Bench comprising Justices Elipe Dharma Rao and N.Paul Vasanthakumar posted the matter after two weeks for filing counter.

The report, “Small parks too need attention,” published on February 10 said maintenance of small parks in the city had been neglected as the Chennai Corporation was turning its attention to developing large parks. Residents of various localities had complained that play equipment in small parks were either rusted or in a damaged condition. Corporation officials had said maintenance of small parks was an issue and water for the plants was a major problem. They had said that the civic body was making efforts to create more play area in small parks.

In the taken up writ petition, the State of Tamil Nadu, represented by its Secretary, Municipal Administration and Water Supply department, the Commissioner, the Chennai Corporation and the District Collector, Chennai, have been cited as respondents. A direction was sought to take stringent measures to maintain and clean all Corporation parks within the Chennai city limits and provide play equipment to children there.

When the matter came up, the Government Pleader took notice. Counsel for the civic body also took notice.

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