Lack of basic facilities in the city gardens have always been an issue. An RTI query revealed that as many as 43.50 percent parks in the city do not have drinking water facility. While 65 percent of the parks do not have toilet facility.
Abhay Kolarkar, an RTI activist from the city, had approached the Nagpur Municipal Corporation (NMC) in this regard and asked the authority about the absence of such basic facilities in the city gardens.
According to the official information received, there are 131 gardens in the city. Only 46 of these gardens have toilet facilities. Besides, there is no drinking water facility in 57 gardens. Many such parks and gardens are crowded in the morning and evening. But still, the lack of basic facilities at these places is a matter of concern.
It is worth mentioning here that Dharampeth zone are considered to be the affluent neigbourhoods of the city.
Most of the parks in these areas have access to drinking water and toilet facilities. A total of 14 parks in Laxmi Nagar have drinking water facility and toilets at five places. While 15 parks in Dharampeth have drinking water facility and 11 places have toilets.
Apart from this, there have been complaints of social nuisance during afternoon and evening in some of the parks in the city. But even this matter was neglected by the municipal corporation.
At around 51 percent of gardens in the city i.e, 67 gardens do not have security guards appointed there. Where some parks have three or more security guards, security of 27 parks depends on a single security guard.