Jamshedpur, July 15: After a hiatus of 485 days, the gates of Jubilee Park reopened much to the delight of citizens especially the morning walkers who had been missing the ambience of green that dots the entire scenario within.
It was on the intervention of Jharkhand Health Minister, Banna Gupta that the district administration gave its nod of assent and TSUISL authorities complied albeit with certain preconditions. As soon as Banna Gupta
arrived at the gate of Jubilee Park, the morning walkers greeted the Minister with a sapling.
Those present on the occasion included Deputy Commissioner Suraj Kumar, TSUISL officials
Capt Dhananjay Mishra, Tarun Daga, Sukanya Das along with morning walkers Munna Agrawal, Shiv Shankar Singh, Rakesh Sahu, Amarjit Singh, Vimal Agrawal and others. The
morning walkers thanked Banna Gupta for ensuring that the Jubilee Park gates
were reopened for the citizens. The Park had been closed to the public on March 17, 2020 in view of the COVID threat. Banna Gupta said on the occasion, “One of my priorities is to make Jamshedpur the best city in India and I am
continuing to work towards that end.”
In a fresh move, the company has decided to keep the gates open between 5 am and 9 am for morning walkers. In the evening it will remain open from 4 pm to 7 pm. A section of morning walkers had protested against the complete closure of Jubilee Park.
Health Minister Banna Gupta had come in support of the morning walkers and had asked TSUISL management to open the park. On Thursday, Gupta, along with TSUISL managing director, Tarun Daga and Capt Dhananjay Mishra, senior GM (Jamshedpur Town Services), welcomed the morning walkers.
A gift to the citizens of Jamshedpur by Tata Steel on the occasion of its golden jubilee in 1958, the 237.75- acre jubilee perk, modelled after Brindavan Gardens in Mysore, is considered the green heart of the city.
Jubilee Park, one of the oldest and famous landmarks of Jamshedpur, had recently also restricted entry of vehicles in view of the rising cases of accidents due to rash driving, especially in late evening, and movement of anti-social elements.
As per the decisions taken there is no vehicle movement inside the iconic Jubilee Park for convenience of visitors inside the park. No vehicles are allowed on the road passing through JN Tata Statue – Mughal Gardens – Children Park – Nicco Amusement Park at any time.