Wednesday, 6 July, 2022
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Work on Sheikh Russel Shishu Park progressing fast

RAJSHAHI: Construction work of Sheikh Russel Shishu Park is progressing fast in Rajshahi city aimed at opening up a new horizon in recreation of people, particularly the children.

Initiated by Rajshahi City Corporation (RCC), the park is being established on 2.14 acres of land in Chhotobangram area with an estimated cost of around Taka 4.43 crore.

City Mayor AHM Khairuzzaman Liton visited the site on Thursday to see for himself its progress saying there will be various modern rides including bridge, open stage, walk ways, artificial hill and full-proof security in the park, reports BSS.

“We have formulated a time-fitting design to give an eye-catching and attractive look to the park,” he said, adding the Rajshahi people will get a new architectural view in the park.

He also said the park, after completion, will contribute a lot towards physical and mental development of children, benefiting people of all ages.

Liton said the park is being constructed as part of RCC’s Tk 2,993-crore project titled ‘Integrated Urban Infrastructure Development in Rajshahi City’.

Under the mega project, the RCC is going to construct five more flyovers as soon as possible with the main thrust of overall development of the metropolis through freeing it from traffic congestion.

Recently, the city corporation has taken a Tk 1175.52-crore project for construction of the flyovers and 19 infrastructures.

The flyovers will be constructed on Haragram Natunpara Railway Crossing, Rajshahi Court Station Railway Crossing, Bilsimla Railway Crossing, Shaheed AHM Kamaruzzaman Railway Crossing, Bhadra Railway Crossing and Mohanpur Railway Crossing.

Earlier, the city corporation has constructed a 202.5-meter flyover along with a 120-meter ramp at Budhpara Railway crossing with an estimated cost of TK 29.28 crore for the first time in Rajshahi city.

Liton said the Rajshahi city will get a new look upon successful implementation of the mega project.