Soon, Navi Mumbai to get a skating park

Residents of Navi Mumbai will have a lot of options for recreational activities with several park projects coming up; the latest is a skating park at Nerul’s sector 11 (A)

With several park projects coming up, it looks like residents of Navi Mumbai will have a lot of options for recreational activities in the future. After the Science Park in the memory of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, the Navi Mumbai Municipal Corporation (NMMC) has planned yet another park at Nerul. This time it would be a skating park at sector 11(A).

NMMC is also planning to consult skating experts from foreign countries, where the skating culture is more dominant. Pic for Representation
NMMC is also planning to consult skating experts from foreign countries, where the skating culture is more dominant. Pic for Representation

Earlier this year, the civic body had announced that it is planning to construct such a park at Nerul. Now officials at NMMC revealed that the civic body is also planning to consult skating experts from foreign countries, where skating culture is more dominant.

Civic speak
“Experts in respective regions can tell about their sports or culture more accurately. And since skating has been a sport with Western influence, who better to help us construct a perfect park than the skating experts from foreign countries.

Hence we are mulling to take help from them,” said S R Pawar, executive engineer at NMMC. He further revealed that a few local skating groups and experts have also sent their suggestions and designs for the proposed park.

The park would be spread over 32,000 sq m area and would have two sections including one for beginners and the other for professionals. Officials further added that apart from the skating park, there would be several other outdoor gaming facilities constructed.

Science park
On August 1, mid-day had reported that NMMC is mulling to develop a 34-acre Science Park at Nerul’s sector 19-A (‘Rs 5-crore science park in memory of Kalam to come up in Navi Mumbai’) that would be similar to the Nehru Planetarium.

At present Nerul also has a Wonders Park’ that was inaugurated in 2012. The park is spread over 34 acres and offers five amusement rides, including a toy train.

In addition, it features an open-air amphitheatre, a pond and miniature sculptures of the Seven Wonders of the World. The entry fee is Rs 35 for adults and Rs 25 for children, excluding the charges for the rides.

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