Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Mar 16:
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) will renovate and beautify the large pond inside the OSAP 7th Battalion campus adding facilities for activities like jogging , swimming, puja and rituals etc. at a cost of Rs 48 lakhs in six months time.
The foundation stone was laid for the renovation work on Wednesday,by Housing and Urban Development minister Puspendra Singh Deo .
After the renovation of the pond , the periphery area will be stone packed . The pond will be drained, dried and will be dug deeper.
The periphery of the water body will be tiled and will be used as a jogging track. The pond will be reconstructed into a swimming pool where the swimming tests will be conducted during the recruitment of the OSAP .
Arrangements will also be made in the 7,200 sq ft water body for activities like puja and other rituals.
BMC mayor Anant Narayan Jena, North Bhubaneswar MLA Priyadarshi Mishra and corporator Sanjay Shetty among others were present during the occasion.