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Jubilee park gates reopen, signifying people’s victory
Jamshedpur, Sep 26: Sensing the importance of long pending demand of the general public, Health Minister Banna Gupta opened the gate of Jubilee Park on Sunday evening. Gupta was accompanied by Jamshedpur Notified Area Committee (JNAC) special officer Krishna Kumar and SDO Sandeep Meena.
After opening the gate, the Minister himself along with his convoy and supporters inspected the entire Jubilee Park and directed the officials to have same arrangements as before Covid-19 lockdown.
Later addressing the media, Gupta said that Jamshedpur is the city of dreams of Tata, who always worked for giving priority to public facilities and convenience to the public interest first, but today some of the Tata group executives are giving importance to business and are least bothered about public facilities which at any cost won’t be tolerated.
He said that respecting public sentiment, he himself has opened the gate today and has instructed the officials in strict words that the gate should never be closed in future and ensure the movement of all types of vehicles.
In response to a question, State Health Minister said that the district administration had continuously corresponded to the officials of the company to open it, if the company did not agree, then the government could have taken major action against the company, but the livelihood of many families is associated with the company.
Legislature Saryu Roy had also objected to the closure of the Jubilee Park Road by Tata Steel UISL, a Tata Steel subsidiary which looks after the upkeep of Steel City.
The Jubilee Park Road that passes along the scenic Jayanti Sarovar was closed in March 2020 following Covid-19 lockdown imposed by the Central Government.
Though the state government while relaxing the lockdown restrictions last month had allowed re-opening of parks but Jubilee Park was yet to open for common visitors.
State health minister Banna Gupta alongwith deputy commissioner of East Singhbhum Suraj Kumar and Jusco authorities had visited the park last month and had allowed entry of only morning and evening walkers. It was made mandatory for those entering the park to show their identity, preferably Aadhaar Card.