Bengaluru Smart City Limited officials restore gazebo that was broken last year; visitors are relieved
The Bengaluru Smart City Limited (BSCL) has finally restored a gazebo that came crashing down when a tree branch fell on it more than 18 months ago. The delay in restoration of the gazebo caused a lot of inconvenience to the visitors whenever it rained.
“I am very happy to see the gazebo restored. I have been a regular visitor to Cubbon Park for more than a decade. The gazebo was a great comfort to visitors whenever it rained. The authorities took longer to restore the gazebo,” said Muralikrishna D, a resident of Sampangi Rama Nagar, located close to the park.
Many visitors, especially children, had expressed their displeasure over the delay in restoration of the gazebo last year. Children, who used to play on the road near Chamaraja Wadiyar statue, were the worst affected whenever it rains due to the lack of a shelter.
“I am grateful to the BSCL authorities for restoring the gazebo. It will be a great help. I want the BSCL authorities to complete the pending work as early as possible,’’ said Ramesh Chandra, a visitor.
The work on the restoration of the gazebo began a few days ago. The BSCL authorities put up a temporary shelter after removing the remnants of the gazebo that collapsed last year. “It is quite surprising that there was a delay in restoration of the gazebo. It requires not much money but the authorities concerned kept delaying it,’’ said Shankar Prasad, a visitor.
The gazebo is a much-needed facility at Cubbon Park. Visitors can relax for a while there
– NS Umesh, President, Cubbon Park Walkers’ Association
The Cubbon Park Walkers’ Association President S Umesh appreciated the BSCL authorities for restoring the gazebo. Umesh said that it would help many people who visit Cubbon Park. “The gazebo is a much-needed facility at Cubbon Park. Visitors can relax for a while there. Senior citizens spend leisure time at the gazebo,’’ said Umesh.
Waiting for gazebo
The damaged gazebo is situated just a few hundred metres away from the Chamaraja Wadiyar statue. The other gazebo is situated near the entrance on the northern side of the park, near the BSNL office.
Meanwhile, BSCL engineer Gowri said the funds allocated for developmental work at Cubbon Park were used for the restoration of the gazebo. “Most of the work at the gazebo is completed. We did not spend much money on the restoration. It will be handed over to the Horticulture Department shortly,’’ said the BSCL engineer. BSCL has to complete all the ongoing work at Cubbon Park by the end of December.
Bangalore Mirror had published the story – Waiting for gazebo – on June 1, 2022, narrating the visitors’ woes due to the delay in restoration of the gazebo.