Welcoming the move by the DDA, the residents of the area want more such spaces, especially for kids, in parks which come under MCD too.
Good news for the residents across the sub-city as the Delhi Development Authority (DDA) is planning to set up more open gyms and develop dedicated areas for kids for carrying out various recreational activities.
In this regard, the civic body has started to install the equipment for open gyms in various sectors of the area. Besides, it is developing dedicated areas in parks for kids, which has been a long-pending demand by the residents of Dwarka.
According to the DDA, nearly 35 parks across the sub-city would have open gyms whereas dedicated spots would be earmarked for recreational purposes within these parks as per the availability of space.
The work of setting up open gyms and developing recreational areas is already underway in Sector 8 of the city. Seeing the pace of work, people across the area are happy with the approach of DDA.
Sharing her views with City Spidey, Madhu Dagar, a resident of Crescent Apartments Sector 18A said, “I am very happy for the children as they would have their own space in the parks. They are often barred from playing in the parks within society premises. I would suggest that such recreational areas for kids must be developed in all the parks which come under DDA and MCD both.”
The concept of open gyms was introduced by the Delhi Development Authority in Dwarka in the year 2014. According to one of the officials, about 30 such gyms have been developed till now by the civic body.
“I read in the paper then the DDA would develop 50 open-air gyms in the parks. It seems now that they are trying to meet that number. This is really a good initiative and a welcome move by them,” Vijay Singh, a resident of Metro View Apartments, concluded.