Race Course And Neighbourhood Association(RANA), a residential association in Coimbatore has on Monday thanked the Coimbatore Corporation Commissioner for considering their request in the ongoing Smart City project and halting the construction in certain localities.
In a press release, the association has thanked the Commissioner for immediately considering their request and stopping the work to maintain the Structure of Race Course – The Thomas Park Corner and the Government Arts College Corner which was a children’s park are two important places where the round structure was altered as per the original Smart City Plan.
“Based on our requests and reasoning, our Commissioner has accepted to retain the vehicle commutable roads on both the places. This is a welcome change,” the statement read. They have further thanked him for his continuous assurance, that there will be no kiosks or small eateries outlets in the Race Course and no commercialization of Race Course.
“We also extend our gratitude for his promise of doubling the green cover with native plants. We have requested our Commissioner to give us permission to immediately plant 50 Saplings as the first step towards our Joint work for the future of Race Course, for displaying the plan and accepting our request to form a Joint Coordination Committee,” they added.
The association has welcomed the project and implementation of rainwater harvest system briefed during the meeting which is now done as part of the Smart City initiative. They have also mentioned that the Commissioner had acknowledged their concern on parking facilities and traffic management for which he had promised to look into this issue and come up with dedicated parking lots.
“Apart from the current focus on the Smart City Plan implementation, RANA intends to closely work with the Corporation on the issues of garbage disposal, garden waste, stray dogs control, illegal construction & encroachments”, the statement said.