Rajuk starts work on open park on land of WonderlandStaff Correspondent
Rajdhani Unnayan Kartripakkha has started working on its plan to set up an open park on the land of ‘Wonderland Park’, which the city development authorities pulled down last month.
On May 7, Rajdhani Unnayan Kartipakhha conducted a demolition drive at Wonderland Amusement Park at Gulshan in the capital following a May 3 order of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court.
Rajuk’s magistrate Rokon-ud-Doula conducted the drive, following a court order that declared illegal the lease of the land by the erstwhile Dhaka City Corporation on which the park was built.
Rajuk’s executive engineer Nurul Islam told New Age, ‘Already we have started implementing our decision to turn the amusement park into an open park.’
He said, ‘Two organisations have submitted their plan of the park, which will have separate corner for kids, elderly people and walkways.’
He said, ‘Rajuk’s technical team will evaluate the proposed designs and at first we want to complete the boundary wall of the park.’
Rajuk’s supervisor Rawshan Alam said they would finish the wall in two months.
He said, ‘A total of 14 labourers are working every day to clean the park.’
‘We have demolished the park as the land belongs to the erstwhile Dhaka City Corporation and the Supreme Court has declared the establishment illegal on this land,’ said Rajuk magistrate Rokon-ud-Doula.
Though the then Dhaka City Corporation mayor in 1990 was officially entrusted to take care of the playground, he leased out the said portion of the Gulshan Central Playground to develop the commercial amusement park, he said.
The park was built occupying around four acres of land of the Gulshan Central Playground.
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