• Kankaria to be developed on lines of Essel World
     June 30th, 2011     admin     Posted in Gujarat in News

    Good news for Amdavadis who are still in touch with their childish side. The Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC) is now planning to set up a world class amusement park at the Kankaria lake, at par with Essel World in Mumbai.

    The area where the amusement park will be set up is only 3,000 sq meter. “The area is too small to compare it with Essel World, but we want to have some rides which are equal to or better than the Mumbai park,” AMC officials said.

    The AMC has invited expression of interest to set up an amusement park. Presently, around 3,000 sq meter of the lakefront adjoining the Balvatika area is available for creation of this amusement park.”

    Mahendra Patel, deputy municipal commissioner said, “We want to set up this park inside the Kankaria lake campus only. But if the party is interested in setting up rides outside the lake also, AMC would be open to the idea.”

    He said that the term for the present park has ended and when this was to be revised, it was decided to have world class rides. This would draw more visitors to the lake which is fast becoming a major attraction in the city. AMC officials said that the Kankaria lake was redeveloped comprehensively in 2008 with an investment of Rs 36 crore. Officials said that since 2008, nearly 1.15 crore visitors have visited the Kankaria lakefront, and over 20 lakh visitors have taken a ride in the Atal Express and the Swarnim Jayanti Express mini trains.

    Apart from the trains, festivals, small gatherings, educational tours, jogging, informal meetings and picnics have also become regular features at the Kankaria lake.

    Source: TOI