NIT to execute the project at a cost of Rs 12 crore.
Union minister for road transport, highways, and MP from the city Nitin Gadkari has once again come up with an extremely good and unique project for the city.
It is a Divyang Park or Disabled Park meant to cater to persons with 21 different types of disabilities. It will be the fifth such park in the county but it will be the world’s largest. Park will have facilities customized for all 21 types of disabilities.
The country already has Disabled Parks in Hoshngabad, Ujjain, Tikamgarh, and Thane and now one is coming to Nagpur.
Gadkari reviewed the project with the officials concerned on Thursday. Bhumipujan of the project will be done soon. Nagpur Improvement Trust (NIT) will be executing the project. Sharing details of the project minister’s private secretary Sanket Bhondve who has designed and developed four of the five earlier parks in the country told The Live Nagpur that the project will cost Rs 12 crore.
“It has facilities for persons with 21 different disabilities like touch and small garden, hydrotherapy unit, water therapy, etc,” said Bhondve.
The park is inclusive of all the facilities, a disabled person could wish for.
The park will include sections of the following:
The amphitheater is open-air and will be used for plays, exhibitions, shows, and fun-filled educational activities for kids with special needs. The children can attend live concerts, enjoy playing musical instruments and listen to music. An amphitheater is an outdoor place where live performances can be held.
2. Clay unit:
Clay is used within various therapeutic settings, yet within the occupational therapy literature, there is a significant lack of evidence to support its use. The phenomenal study adds to the experience of ceramics as a creative leisure pursuit for people living with long-term health problems. The ceramic process has boosted self-worth, and creative adventure and provided the participants with a sense of achievement which promoted a successful adaptation to ill health.
3. Sensory Park:
The park was created as an outdoor classroom so that unique children might study and learn about herbs via their senses of smell and touch. These gifted kids can easily identify the difference between plain paper and a money note. It is important to connect them with nature in order for their development of senses. The “touch and smell” park is thus built to further develop and improvise their characteristics.
4. Water falling sound therapy:
Since the sound of gushing water is naturally comforting, some people incorporate this into their meditation practices too. The therapeutic nature of running water’s calming sound, the falling water of fountains can significantly lower stress. A cascading water fountain has been put adjacent to the special children’s seats in order to enhance their mental health and sense of peace.
5. Hydrotherapy room :
In order to provide relaxation and an opportunity to stretch muscles, improve muscle tone, improve strength, circulation, and joint range of movement, allow freedom of movement, due to the difference in weight bearing, and reduce discomfort, associated with conditions like cerebral palsy.
6. Mist feature with fragrance:
By producing a beautiful mist effect above the vibrant seating arrangements where the children will be seated, the special persons will get a wonderful and calming experience. Additionally, this mist will also have a comforting, delicate, and hypnotic scent, allowing them to enjoy both the mist and its pleasant aroma.
7. EPDM Flooring:
For the play area of Divyang, EPDM flooring is used. EPDM is a form of synthetic rubber that is the safest as it is non-toxic, highly durable, and soft to prevent injury in the event. EPDM flooring is beautifully crafted and environment-friendly. Swings are being added for children that are wheelchaired accessible, keeping their safety in view.
Persons with visual impairment can use a cane to feel the path in front of them. When the cane touches these patterned tactile tiles, the bearer gets various types of information on how to navigate the way ahead.