The salubrious ambience of Cheluvamba Park attracts a large number of morning walkers from Yadavagiri and surrounding areas, what with its lush green lawns, lovely trees and flower plants in full bloom. Verily, it is a lung space for many Mysureans who visit this Park every morning (and evening) in quest of pure air.
But, come rainy season, the 500-plus metre walking track turns marshy with several water-logged spots which forces walkers to wade through several mires in a manner that entails acrobatics of sorts. It is not as if it is only during the rainy season that the visitors to the Park are put in this unenviable plight; for, even an off-season passing shower overnight leaves several marshy spots on the walking track depriving quite a few people of their favoured exercise next morning. It turns out to be such a sticky wicket that it would be difficult to gain traction on the slippery terrain even with spikes. It would be, therefore, of tremendous benefit not only to the residents of Yadavagiri but also others who enjoy taking a walk in this Park, if tiles or bricks were laid on the dirt surface of the oval-shaped walkway. This would also solve the problems caused by stones and pebbles that are protruding like dragon’s teeth all along the track.
I would, therefore, request the MCC authorities concerned to take up the works required to make walking a wonderful experience in all seasons — rainy, summer, winter or whatever — at Cheluvamba Park.
– M. Jameel Ahmed, Yadavagiri, 2.10.2019
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