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Hyderabad celebrates Azadi spirit with 75 new Freedom Parks

The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation is celebrating 75 years of India's independence by increasing green cover (Pic. Courtesy Twitter/@airnewsalerts)

With the aim of increasing green areas in the city, the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation on the occasion of the Swantantra Bharata Vajrotsavam, being organised by the Telangana Government to celebrate India’s 75 years of Independence, has chosen 75 open spaces to develop Freedom Parks.

The 75 parks will be developed in six zones of the Corporation including 12 each in LB Nagar, Charminar, Serilingampally, Kukatpally and Secunderabad and 15 in Khairatabad.

In order to make these parks visually appealing and in tune with the celebration, the civic body has started planting saplings of different varieties and flower plants in Tricolour theme. Along with this, these green areas will have cascading waterfalls.

Arrangements are also being finalised to set up music systems in 10 major parks in the city. These will be used to play patriotic songs and soothing light instrumental music in the morning and evening hours.

Among the parks that make it in the list are Chacha Nehru Park, Indira Park, KLN Yadav Park, KBR Park, AS Rao Nagar Park, NGO Colony Park, Sundaraiah Park, Jalagam Vengal Rao Park, Krishnakanth Park, and Uppal Urban Park.

Sharing details with New Indian Express, a GHMC official said: “Seventy-five open spaces, which were not under utilisation, were identified for the purpose. Among the selected open spaces, where the land is small, 75 varieties of saplings and flowering plants of 10 are being planted, which will total to 750 plants. If the space is large, 750 varieties of trees and flowering plants of 10 each are being planted. In total there will be 7,500 plants in these large open spaces.”