Mathura, 2016.06.16 (Indian Express): Days after it wrested control of the Jawahar Bagh from the squatters following a violent clash, the state government has decided to turn some of the 270-acre land into an amusement park with all the civic amenities for the residents in Mathura.
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had visited the city two days ago with sources in the government saying he floated the idea upon his return.
As per plans, the state’s Horticulture Department, which initially owned the land until a cult group took the property under its illegal control, will convert 100.22 acres of the total area into a park along the lines of Lucknow’s Ram Manohar Lohia and Janeshwar Mishra parks.
The government Wednesday contacted private architects who had helped with the design of the two parks in the capital city, sources said.
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